Water quality monitoring | Redland City Council

Redland City Council currently has a number of water quality monitoring programs. The program covers catchments across the city, including the mainland, Southern Moreton Bay Islands and Coochiemudlo Island.

Our main water quality monitoring programs include:

Ambient monitoring

The ambient program currently measures water quality condition at numerous sites across the mainland and Southern Moreton Bay Island catchments. The program runs during the summer months. The local data obtained from this program assists us to identify, prioritise and drive management actions across Redlands Coast. 

Rainfall event monitoring

Redland City Council operates three event monitoring stations. The stations collect water samples from Hilliards and Eprapah Creeks during rainfall. The water quality and stream flow data allows Council to determine fluxes of sediment and nutrient pollutants entering our freshwater creeks and Moreton Bay. 

Aquatic Habitat Assessment

Aquatic Habitat Assessments, including native fish, pest fish and water bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) surveys occur every three to four years. Fish and bugs are biological indicators and give us a measure of  overall stream health. The results of this assist management actions. 

Community monitoring

Passionate members of our community often assist us with water quality monitoring and undertaking citizen science projects. We are hoping to grow this program to support our wider monitoring programs and target key research question to assist our future direction.  We would love to hear from you if you are keen to get involved and support your local waterways. For more information on how to participate in Creek Crew contact Redland City Council on (07) 3829 8999.

To learn more visit understanding water quality.