Water management responsibilities are shared between various organisations in South East Queensland.
Water Supply and Wastewater Services
Queensland Urban Utilities supplies reticulated water and sewerage services to Ipswich. For information on sewer main blockages, water main breaks, leaking water meters, water connections and town water please contact QUU.
Catchments and Waterways
The Bremer River and the Mid-Brisbane River run through parts of Ipswich, as well as other numerous smaller streams and creeks. Council has a range of information about these waterways. Council has a number of initiatives to improve and maintain the wellbeing of the waterways in Ipswich and have provided a number of Fact Sheets so that residents are also able to contribute to making our waterways safe. Educational resources have been developed to help school groups and teachers understand waterway and catchment issues.
Activities on land can impact on water and cause water pollution, or contribute to blue-green algae growth. Activities like washing vehicles, doing earthworks, or changing the oil on your car should be done in a way that ensures nothing other than clean water washes into the stormwater drains. Erosion and sediment is a significant contributor to water quality declines in waterways.
Stormwater management involves the control of the water or fluid flowing over land in rural and urban areas into stormwater drains. Information relating to stormwater management and who is responsible for backyard overland flows is available under Local Law 8 (PDF, 235.3 KB).
At times, there may be restrictions on the use of water within Ipswich. There are currently no restrictions: however, there are still benefits in using water wisely. More information on water usage is available on the Queensland Government website.