Water impacts

  • Coal seam gas (CSG) water is a by-product of CSG production. It is water that has been extracted from coal seams in order to release coal seam gas. CSG water contains varying concentrations of salt.

  • Information about monitoring and assessing water quality in Queensland.

  • Extracting water from coal seams is essential for coal seam gas (CSG) production. The Queensland Government recognises that protecting groundwater resources and access to good quality groundwater is vital for agriculture in many areas.

  • The extraction of groundwater through resource development operations may lower water levels and impact on water bores in the surrounding area.