your water 2013-02-28T10:24:55+00:00

There are lots of personal preferences for water flavour, but the way your water tastes depends largely on where your water comes from and how it is treated.

[content_box title=”Water sources” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/waves.jpg”]The main sources of water in Queensland are rivers (around three quarters) and groundwater.  Australia has around 500 dams collecting water from rivers and streams. Learn more…[/content_box]
[content_box title=”What’s that taste?” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/drop.jpg”]An important thing to remember is that whatever goes down your drain must be taken out again. It’s quite amazing when you start having a closer look at all the things we pour down our drains as households, ranging from medicines, food colouring and flavours, personal care products, detergents, dyes, paints and plastics. Our water service providers also have to deal with the chemicals and waste produced by agriculture and heavy industries.  Learn more…[/content_box]
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Over the past three decades the Government has initiated a lot of reforms in Queensland and our water industry is quite complex compared to the local government managed water services of the past.

At the moment there are over 70 urban water utilities in Queensland of which 62 are local governments; three local government-owned businesses and several privately owned service providers and water boards. Learn more…