Water health and monitoring
Preventing or reducing water pollution protects our water quality and is essential to maintaining the health of our environment and our own quality of life.
Everyone lives and works in a river catchment. Everything you do in your backyard, your school playground, your farm or your business then has the potential to affect waterways lower down the catchment,and ultimately the ocean and marine life.
Information about water quality monitoring in Queensland.
The department collects, manages and delivers data on the quantity and quality of fresh water in the state’s streams and aquifers, as the basis for water resource planning and water management activities.
In Queensland, most wastewater is treated at sewage treatment plants. Wastewater is transported from domestic or industrial sites through a system of sewers and pump stations, known as sewerage reticulation, to a sewage treatment plant.
Harmful algal blooms (also referred to as 'phytoplankton blooms', 'microalgal blooms', 'toxic algae' or 'red tides' ) are common seasonal events occurring throughout Queensland in both fresh and coastal marine waters.
Last updated 20 October 2009