Water supply & use

Use our Thrive app for tips on saving water in your garden and information on permitted watering times.
Saving water

Tips for saving water and information on permitted watering times. Read more on the management of water in the Cairns region. More

Smart water meters

The Smart Water Meter project plays a key role in helping us to help you quickly identify leaks, enable more timely repairs to better manage your water usage and save you money. More

Water sources and supply
Water sources and supply

Information about water sources and water supply in the Cairns region, including Copperlode Falls Dam, Lake Morris, Behana Creek, Council's Water Treatment Plants. More

Water and Waste Education

Water and Waste education information, tours and presentations More

Our water security

Water Security Advisory Group provide advice and recommendations to Council for legislative compliance/reporting, community engagement, and project advice and stakeholder input. More

wastewater treatment plant
Wastewater management

Wastewater management for the Cairns region including information about the Cleaner Seas project and recycled water. More

Cairns water lab
Laboratory Services

The council laboratory offers a range of services to industry and the community, comprising of both chemical and microbiological laboratories. More

Forms and permits

Forms and permits for Direct Debit, Trade waste, Waste & recycling, Water / water billing, Plumbing services and Water Laboratory services. More

Water Services
Plumbing services

Plumbing applications and inspections, water meter and connection services. More

Trade waste
Trade waste

Trade waste is a liquid discharge containing trade or factory wastes, chemicals or other impurities from any business, trade or manufacturing premises More

Water Billing
Water billing

Council reads water meters three times each financial year, and issues water notice bills to some 65,000 customers. More

Water strategy & policy

Council's Water & Waste unit works to deliver quality and reliable water, wastewater and waste services that meet the needs of our community in a financially and environmentally sustainable manner. More

Last updated: 09 April 2018