If you wish to extract water from a particular waterway in the Moreton Bay or Sunshine Coast regions (such as a creek or river), you may need a licence.
The State Government is responsible for managing the extraction of water from State waterways. Information is available from The Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
Use a bucket to catch water while the shower warms up. You can then reuse this water on your garden. If it takes 30 seconds for your shower to warm up, you could collect up to 10 litres of water for your garden.