The St George channel scheme comprises 112 kilometres of pipelines and channels, between the Balonne River and Buckinbah pump station. It distributes water to around 50 customers, irrigating 10,000 hectares of land.
In March 2018 St George channel irrigators accepted an offer for the channel assets to be transferred from SunWater to the irrigator owned company, Mallawa Irrigation Ltd.
Subject to the completion of the transfer process, from July 1, 2018, the scheme will be owned and managed by Mallawa Irrigation. The transfer, negotiated on behalf of irrigators by a transition board, excludes bulk water assets (like dams), which will be continue to be owned and managed by SunWater.