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The City of Canterbury Bankstown has numerous rivers, creeks and waterways in which we love to swim, fish and boat. When it rains, the stormwater collects any material or pollutant on the ground which enters the closest stormwater drain and then discharges to a river or creek. Common sources of water pollution include litter, construction site runoff, paint, oil, chemicals and sewerage.
Ways to prevent water pollution at home include:
Ways to prevent water pollution at work include:
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 provides regulatory measures to control water pollution and is enforced by Council's Environmental Health and Compliance Officers.
Council also conducts environmental audits of commercial and industrial premises to ensure these businesses meet environmental standards.
For further information about water pollution, please contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority on 131 555 or refer to EPA website.
If you would like Council to investigate an water pollution incident, or for further information, contact Council's Environmental Health and Compliance Unit on 9707 9000.