Looking after our creeks

Our choices at home and work can affect the health of our creeks.  Learn about our major waterways and ways to control sediment and reduce salt.

Man and son feeding ducks at creek
Toowoomba City sits in two catchments, made up of the: Eastern (flowing into south east Queensland) Western (flowing into the Condamine catchment in the Murray Darling Basin) The waterways in the eastern catchment include various creeks along the length of the eastern escarpment and in parts of the southern escarpment. ...
Large dam
The harmful effects of a high salinity content in Toowoomba’s wastewater means a threat to the health and productivity of our catchments, as well as a danger to our valuable rural industry. It can also affect our urban development and infrastructure such as roads and bridges, household water quality, not to mention its damaging impact to the environment. ...
Some of the effects of rainfall from storms and stormwater carrying sediment are: an increase in amount and speed of water – affecting hydrology, erosion and flooding. the change in quality of water – potential pollutant export and movement and deposition of sediments. ...
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