Water and Sewerage


The water supplied to most residents within the Shire is from the Loggy Creek Dam on Horn Island. It provides water to Wasaga Village, and via a submarine pipeline, provides water to the Millman Hill Reservoir on Thursday Island. At present, water usage is approximately 600L per day per person. Torres Shire Council considers this amount to be too high, and residents are encouraged to be aware of their water usage.

For all after-hour emergencies, please phone

0429 691 330 for Thursday & Horn Islands


Properties on Thursday Island are connected to the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP), located on Loban Road and operated under very strict EPA Guidelines. The STP is manned by 2 full time trained operators during standard operating times Monday - Friday. The STP is a fully automatic system and any problems that occur triggers the alarm, which then notifies the operators.

Residents that are still not connected to the STP on Thursday Island please contact the Plumbing Inspector at the Torres Shire Council who can issue a set of guidelines for connection. Currently, properties on Horn Island have a septic tank and are not connected to the STP. Planning for the sewerage scheme for Horn Island is well underway and hopefully will proceed in the near future.