This fact sheet explains the role of Wivenhoe and Somerset Dam in providing water supply and flood control for South East Queensland.
Blue-green algae is a naturally occuring organism in our rivers, lakes and waterways. This factsheet explains what blue-green algae is, what causes it, how Seqwater manages blue-green algae and the possible affects on humans.
If you are developing land or live in a drinking water catchment, this booklet will assist you to understand how to use the Seqwater Development Guidelines for Water Quality Management in Drinking Water Catchments.
Use this brochure for:
- Reducing costs of earthworks and engineering
- Assisting timely approval of development applications
- Protecting waterways and water quality
- Sourcing further information.
Film production at Seqwater sites
Seqwater is considered a major contributor to the provision of open space and recreation facilities in SEQ. Seqwater’s primary objective in its management of recreation is to manage access to recreation opportunities for the public. It is, however, recognised that film producers and commercial operators may wish to use the natural areas as part of their marketing and film productions. Download the Film Production Information Sheet for more information.
Download the Film Production Application Form to apply for a permit to film at Seqwater recreation sites.
Onsite wastewater treatment systems can impact on the health of humans and the environment. To help minimise the risks associated with onsite wastewater treatment systems in water storage catchments, Seqwater has developed this guideline for contractors.
Did you know a failing septic or domestic wastewater treatment system can have serious impacts on human health and the environment?
Failing systems can spread infectious diseases, attract pests (mosquitoes, flies and rodents) and contribute to the pollution of groundwater, streams and waterways. Ensuring that your system is maintained, while also being a legal requirement, can save you money in the cost of repair or early replacement of your system.
Wastewater Balance Calculator – Estimate the land size required for an on-site wastewater treatment system
Evaluating land required for an on-site wastewater treatment system irrigation area can be a complex and time-consuming process.
Seqwater’s Wastewater Balance Calculator enables you to evaluate water saving devices, on-site wastewater disposal systems and land characteristics to determine how much land is required to set aside for effluent disposal.
Unexploded ordnance are the remnants of military ammunition or explosives which failed to detonate as planned. These remnants are usually left over from historic military training and other activities and can include mortar bombs, mines, artillery shells, hand grenades and other explosives.
Several areas around South East Queensland are affected to some extent by unexploded ordnance, including land surrounding Lake Wivenhoe, Lake Somerset, Lake Samsonvale, Lake Kurwongbah, Lake MacDonald and Ewan Maddock Dam.