Water smart homes

Brisbane City Council’s role in water is to work with the community to protect and enhance our waterways and to mitigate the effects of flooding. Our aim is to show leadership in water protection and management and to build a water smart community.

Council has developed the WaterSmart Strategy to help deliver a water smart city.

Water and wastewater services in Brisbane are now supplied by Queensland Urban Utilities. For general enquiries, phone 13 26 57. To report a fault or emergency, phone 13 23 64.

Residential water restrictions

There are no current restrictions on sprinklers or watering times in Brisbane. For more information, visit the Department of Energy and Water Supply website.

Water tap

Water smart actions

Find practical solutions you can make to be water smart around the home. 

You can learn how to protect our waterways by correctly disposing of hazardous wastes, composting food and garden waste and smart design of your house and garden.


Indoor ideas

Learn how to watch every drop of water you use, especially in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.
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Outdoor ideas

Watch every drop of water you use outdoors, especially in the garden, pool, patio and driveway.

Individual tips

Residents can learn to reduce their daily water consumption with our advice and tips.
Bucket of clear water


Find out about greywater uses, treatment systems and the application process.

Rainwater tanks

Information about choosing and using your rainwater tank, approvals and standards, and internal connections.
Girl in pool

WaterSmart Strategy

Council has updated the WaterSmart Strategy to help deliver a water smart city.

Water sensitive urban design

Council's approach to the planning and design of urban environments supporting healthy ecosystems.