Category Archives: Water

Council backs Seqwater calls for state concealed leaks support


Redland City Council is encouraging water retailers, the State Government and Seqwater to work together on a policy that could save residents thousands of dollars as a result of concealed water leaks. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Councillors were encouraging the collaborative approach in support of a Seqwater submission to the Queensland Competition Authority  Continue reading…

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Council advises what to flush and not to flush


Redlands Coast residents are urged to be aware of what is being flushed down their toilets after recent sewerage pump station blockages caused by children’s underwear. Mayor Karen Williams said the clothing pulled out of machinery at the Victoria Point pump station was the latest in a long list of inappropriate items making their way  Continue reading…

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Council to lobby State Government to introduce water leaks rebate


Redland City Council today voted unanimously to lobby the Queensland Government to introduce a policy to reimburse residents for concealed water leaks. Mayor Karen Williams said the Government had a moral obligation to implement a policy to complement a Council reimbursement policy already in place. “Council is seeking a collaboration with the State Government by  Continue reading…

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Freewheeling with three wheels on Coochiemudlo Island


Three wheels are proving more efficient than four following some freewheeling thinking about how best to manage water facilities on Coochiemudlo Island. Redland City Council’s City Water team has replaced their ute, which was based on the island to attend water supply incidents and emergencies, with a three-wheel electric-powered Cargo Max trike bike. Redland City  Continue reading…

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Council adopts plan to maintain healthy waterways


Redland City Council has adopted a new plan to help maintain the health of local waterways and Moreton Bay. Mayor Karen Williams said the development of the Redlands Coast Bay and Creeks Plan 2021-2031 and supplementary Action Plan 2021-2026 reflected an ongoing commitment to sustainable stewardship of our waterways and Moreton Bay. “This plan provides  Continue reading…

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Redland City Council to start smoke testing


Redland City Council will begin its sanitary drain smoke-testing program in the Alexandra Hills area in June. The non-toxic smoke, which doesn’t smell like fire, will be blown into sewer maintenance holes to check the city’s wastewater network for defects, damage or illegal connections. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s contractor Veolia would need  Continue reading…

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Council trials ‘floating wetland’ to treat water in Wellington Point lake


Redland City Council is trialling a new water treatment system, known as a ‘floating wetland’, at Sovereign Waters Lake in Wellington Point. Mayor Karen Williams said, if the trial was successful, the floating wetland concept could be used to help improve and protect aquatic environments across Redlands Coast. “Floating wetlands are small artificial platforms that  Continue reading…

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Blue-green algae found at Victoria Point


Redland City Council has installed signs at Orana Esplanade and Wilson Street in Victoria Point to advise residents and visitors of the presence of Lyngbya, a naturally occurring blue-green algae. Lyngbya (Lyngbya majuscule) can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritations if people come into contact with it, and swimming and wading are not recommended where  Continue reading…

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Council devices keep rubbish from waterways


Redlands Coast residents are being asked to think about how they dispose of their rubbish after a newly-installed trash rack captured 8.5 tonnes of waste from local stormwater in just two weeks. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the newly-installed trash rack was part of Council’s network of 587 stormwater protection devices that helped prevent  Continue reading…

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