Why now is the time to talk about water security

Urban Utilities is encouraging South East Queenslanders to join the growing conversation about water security in the region by visiting its new online community hub, WaterTalk.

Urban Utilities is encouraging South East Queenslanders to join the growing conversation about water security in the region by visiting its new online community hub, WaterTalk.

The utility supplies water to more than 1.6 million people in the South East. They launched an online forum for customers to have their say. Customers can stay updated on important topics, projects, plans and services.

Urban Utilities’ Community Experience Manager Colette Torrance said a key focus of the WaterTalk hub was to support a discussion with the community about water security in the South East.

“While we’re no longer in drought, our water supplies are under pressure from climate change and population growth. Now is the time to talk about water,” she said.

“Dams will continue to be a major water source in the future. However, we also need a diverse mix of climate-independent water sources, such as desalination and purified recycled water. They are part of the solution to secure supply for years to come. Water security means having enough water, whatever the weather. We’re on a mission to help everyone understand what this involves. We also need to discuss the role we all play in shaping our region’s liveable, healthy and sustainable future to protect future generations.”

Water security extremely important

Ms Torrance said, as well as learning about water security. Customers could also share their ideas and learn more about water network upgrades. They can also find out about the plans for essential services, green infrastructure solutions, resource recovery and more, on the WaterTalk hub.

“WaterTalk is a place where our communities can engage with us and each other. It offers many ways to help shape the future of our services or tell us what matters most to you,” she said.

“You can stay updated on projects and plans or have your say on discussion forums and community panels. You can give feedback using maps, polls and surveys, and register for online and in-person events.”

Join the conversation at watertalk.urbanutilities.com.au

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