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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 also has a number of waterway health initiatives relating to the wellbeing of the waterways in Ipswich, including a number of fact sheets. Vegetation along rivers and creeks, known as riparian vegetation is an important component in the management of waterways. Educational materials have been developed to help school groups and teachers understand waterway and catchment issues.

Water Restrictions and Efficiency

Water restrictions in South East Queensland were lifted on 1 January 2013. However, there are still benefits in using water wisely. More information can be found on being water wise.


Council has maps showing historic flooding events. Information is also available on preparing for natural hazards and emergencies, including flooding.

Stormwater Management

Information relating to stormwater management and who is responsible for backyard overland flows can be found here.

Ipswich Enviroforum

The 2015 Ipswich Enviroforum focused on sustainable water management with a focus on the importance of collaboration and relationships. Photos and presentations from the event as well as details of future events are available on the Enviroforum page.

Water Quality

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.

Plumbing and Drainage

Information is available about plumbing and drainage works.

Climate Change

You can read here about how climate change may impact on water in Ipswich.

Integrated Water Management & Total Water Cycle Management Planning

Ipswich City Council is taking steps towards being a water smart city to ensure that our growing city is resilient to our highly variable climate, and continues to be a thriving place for communities.

Council has developed and adopted the Ipswich Integrated Water Strategy – A Total Water Cycle Management Framework which sets out the issues, priorities and high priority water cycle actions for the city.

If you have any comments about how we are planning for the future management of water, please contact us by email

Weather and River Information

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has information about weather, climate and rivers.

State Government Links

The Queensland Government has various roles in the management of water. Read more here.