Is your business a Stormwater Superhero?
Does your business have good stormwater management practices? Then the Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee (CWMZC) wants to hear from you!
Reminder – there is still time to nominate your business for a Stormwater Superhero award!
Entries close at midnight on 31 August 2022.
We want to celebrate businesses that are being a Stormwater Superhero – and doing their best to keep baddies out of the drain.
Stormwater is water that runs off our roofs, driveways, footpaths, carparks, roads and then into our gutters. From here, it almost always flows untreated into our waterways and out to sea.
It is particularly important for workplaces that are storing and using oils, nutrients, sediment, plastic and hazardous substances to have stormwater protection measures and spill procedures in place to prevent any pollution getting into stormwater. Find out more about stormwater and get tips on how to be a Stormwater Superhero in the workplace.
Nominate your business as a Stormwater Superhero
Being a Stormwater Superhero in the workplace also involves things like keeping floors free from grit and grime, and managing runoff and sediment.
We want to recognise businesses going the extra mile by presenting them with an award, and promoting the work they’ve been doing, through Environment Canterbury's website and social channels.
Our selection panel will then be in touch to further discuss your application and arrange a site visit if applicable.
About the Christchurch West Melton Zone Committee (CWMZC)
The CWMZC is a joint Committee of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury. It includes community members, Rūnanga representatives, and council-elected members.
The Committee’s purpose is to uphold the mana of the freshwater bodies within Christchurch West Melton. It does this by facilitating enduring land and water management solutions that give effect to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy vision, principles and targets in the zone.
- For more information on minimising risks, check out Christchurch City Council's Industrial stormwater management best practice guidelines.
- Visit our stormwater page to see the simple things you can do with your car, at home, or around the workplace to be a Stormwater Superhero.
- Share the stormwater page link: ecan.govt.nz/stormwater.
- For queries related to the Stormwater Superhero awards, please contact Shelley.Washington@ecan.govt.nz.