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Stormwater Diagram

In towns and cities we are surrounded by buildings, roads and footpaths. Rainwater can’t soak through these hard surfaces and instead runs into gutters, picking up pollutants as it travels. It then flows into the stormwater network, which carries the water straight to our streams and rivers.

Unlike wastewater, stormwater doesn’t get treated, so whatever goes into the drain will end up in the nearest stream or river. Stormwater pollution reduces water quality, destroys habitats and kills plants and animals.

Help us to improve the health of our waterways by doing your bit to prevent stormwater pollution.

We’re counting on you to do the right thing!