Queensland Urban Utilities provides information on fish keeping and the use of tap water for aquariums.

If you would like your aquarium water tested, please contact us for more information.

Household appliances

Water quality is important in the care and use of some household appliances such as kettles, coffee machines, irons, hot water systems, washing machines and dishwashers. Manufacturers will often refer to water hardness because it can affect the operation and maintenance of these appliances.

Water hardness is a measure of calcium and magnesium salt concentrations in water. It can cause scale (chalk-like deposits) to form in hot water pipes, steam irons, coffee machines, and kettles. The hardness of water affects the action of soaps and detergents, it is difficult to produce soapsuds or lather with hard water.

Water quality data can be accessed on the Queensland Urban Utilities website.

Water quality issues

Queensland Urban Utilities is responsible for the quality of water delivered to businesses and residents in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas.

The Queensland Urban Utilities website provides information on water quality data and drinking water quality issues.

If you live outside the Queensland Urban Utilities’ service area or use tank water or bore water and have a water quality concern, please contact us to discuss testing options.