Seqwater is encouraging their customers to sign up for a free Dam Release Notification service as part of Get Ready Week, an initiative to prepare communities for extreme weather events such as storms and flooding.
Seqwater Chief Executive Officer, Terri Benson, said Get Ready Week was about building community resilience to deal with the extreme weather events that are part of living in Queensland.
“While we can’t prevent extreme weather events, we can be better prepared and more self-reliant,” Ms Benson said.
“Signing up for the Dam Release Notification service allows South East Queensland residents to ‘opt in’ to receive information about flood water releases from Seqwater dams.”
The free Dam Release Notification service provides subscribers with notifications by email, text messages to mobile phones or recorded messages to telephone landlines.
Subscribers can choose to receive notifications about dam water releases from only the dams in their local area.
The notifications issued by Seqwater will also contain different information depending upon the type of dam(s) selected by the subscriber.
If the subscriber chooses to receive information on gated dams, the notification will tell the subscriber about the likely flow rates and timing for flood water releases from each selected dam.
If the subscriber chooses to receive information on ungated dams, the notification will tell the subscriber that the dam is spilling or that spilling is about to commence. Seqwater is unable to provide information on the volume and timing of flood releases from each ungated dam.