Drought-hit Toowoomba eyes Brisbane water


A drought-affected Queensland city may be forced to take millions of litres from Brisbane’s water supply via a yet-to-be-used pipeline.

  • Brisbane Times
  • AAP

Toowoomba’s three dams were at 35.7 per cent on Thursday – the lowest level since before the 2011 floods.

When the level falls below 40 per cent, the Regional Council is permitted to take water from Wivenhoe Dam – the main reservoir for Brisbane and Ipswich – via the $187 million Toowoomba Pipeline.

While the council has never pulled the lever on the 38-kilometre pipe in the nine years since being laid, it will discuss doing so at a meeting next week…

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