water flowing into damThe Toowoomba region utilises drinking water from many different sources.  We provide information about the water supply for individual areas.

Toowoomba bulk water supply

Drinking water for Toowoomba and the surrounding towns of Oakey, Jondaryan, Haden, Crows Nest, Highfields, Kingsthorpe, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan, Westbrook and Goombungee is currently supplied by three local dams, Cooby, Perseverance and Cressbrook, a growing number of bores and the Wivenhoe Dam pipeline.

The pipeline from Wivenhoe Dam (SEQWater) provides security of supply when the rainfall in our dam catchments is insufficient to maintain supply to meet the region's growing needs. Check current dam levels and the related documents for consumption and rainfall details.

Bores have been drilled into the Great Artesian Basin and the water transferred as required into Cooby Dam to supplement supplies when needed.

More information on Toowoomba water sources.

welcome to clifton signClifton water supply

Clifton's water supply consists of two water supply schemes, serviced by bores which supply the communities of Clifton and Nobby. 

Clifton provides water services to a population of almost 3000 through over 700 connections.

 

Crows Nest & Highfields water supply

Crows Nest's and Highfield's water supply consists of six water supply schemes which are all serviced with water supplied by the Toowoomba bulk water supply of Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams. Water is supplied to the communities of Blue Mountain Heights, Highfields, Hampton, Crows Nest and Perseverance.

Crows Nest and Highfields provide water services to a population of around 10,500 through almost 4000 connections.

Permanent conservation measures water restrictions with a target of 200 litres of water per person per day were introduced for all residences and businesses connected to the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply and to the town water supplies within the Crows Nest Service area.

Treatment plants

The Crows Nest water treatment plant is a rapid sand filtration system which was completed in 1998. The plant was later improved to treat water affected by blue green algae using a Granulated Activated Carbon (GAC) filter. The Hampton water treatment plant was completed in 2004.

The Highfields water treatment plant was decommissioned at the end of 2012. The Highfields area with its expanding population is now supplied with high quality treated water by a direct pipeline from Mt Kynoch Water Treatment Plant.

 

yarraman water supplyGoombungee water supply

Goombungee's water supply consists of the seven water supply schemes of Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan West, Kingsthorpe, Yarraman, Jondaryan and Kulpi. The communities of Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Meringandan West, Kingsthorpe and Jondaryan are serviced with water supplied by the Toowoomba bulk water supply of Cressbrook, Perseverance and Cooby dams and bores. Goombungee is also supplied with water from Goombungee Dam. Kulpi is serviced by a bore and Yarraman is supplied with water from the Ted Pukallus Weir.

Goombungee provides water services to a population of over 6,700 through almost 2,500 connections.

For all residences and businesses connected to the town water supplies within the Goombungee Service area, permanent conservation measures apply to town water usage with a target of 200 litres of water per person per day. For those properties connected to the Yarraman supply, level one water restrictions apply.

 

Greenmount water supply

Greenmount's water supply consists of five water supply schemes which are all serviced by bores. They supply the communities of Greenmount, Cambooya, Wyreema, Hodgson Vale and Vale View.

Greenmount provides water services to an approximate population of 4,400 through over 1,500 connections.

From December 11, 2010, permanent conservation measures water restrictions with a target of 200 litres of water per person per day were introduced for all residences and businesses connected to the town water supplies within the Greenmount Service area.

millmerran water tankMillmerran water supply

Millmerran's water supply consists of two water supply schemes which are serviced by bores and the Cecil Plains Weir on the Condamine River. They supply the communities of Millmerran and Cecil Plains.

Millmerran provides water services to a population of around 1500 through over 900 connections.

 

oakey ro tubesOakey water supply

Oakey's water supply basically consists of two water supply schemes. The first scheme, 'central', supplies communities including Oakey, Jondaryan and Gowrie Mountain. The second scheme, 'eastern', services Cotswold Hills, Torrington, Glenvale and Westbrook.

Oakey provides water services to a population of around 10,000 through almost 4000 connections. Oakey and Jondaryan are supplied chiefly by the Oakey reverse osmosis supplemented by the Toowoomba bulk water supply.

Permanent conservation measures water restrictions with a target of 200 litres of water per person per day introduced for all residences and businesses connected to the Toowoomba bulk water supply and to the town water supplies within the Oakey area.

 

pittsworth borePittsworth water supply

Pittsworth's water supply consists of three water supply schemes, serviced by bores including a Great Artesian Basin bore. Water is supplied to the communities of Pittsworth, Southbrook and Brookstead.

Pittsworth provides water services to a population of around 3,800 through over 1,300 connections.

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