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protecting our waterways

The Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy (2015) makes it an offence to discharge or dispose of listed pollutants, including rubbish, soil, clay and liquid waste, into any waterway, including stormwater systems. Offences can attract a fine and repeat offenders may be prosecuted.

To report the discharge of a listed pollutant into the stormwater system, please contact your local Council.


ways at home you can minimise pollutants to our waterways

You can minimise the risk of pollutants entering the stormwater system by following these tips:

  • sweep up leaves, garden clippings and other organic materials and dispose of them in your green waste bin
  • direct swimming pool water (particularly back wash water) to sewer
  • wash cars, boats and trailers on grass or areas that allow the wash water to soak to the ground, or be redirected to sewer


For information on any environmental protection issues, please visit the EPA website.

Recommended resources:

EPA Website - Stormwater Management

Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy (2015) 

Environment Protection Act 1993 

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