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. Learn how you can help make Brisbane water smart in your home with some simple tips and actions to help us conserve this precious resource.

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

Water, water meters 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.


Water smart actions

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

Actions in the home

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

Actions in the garden

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.


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.

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.

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.