Stormwater is water that runs off our roofs, driveways, footpaths, roads, and gardens. On its journey to the drain, it picks up a heap of contaminants (pollution).

Many people don’t realise that in urban areas of Canterbury, stormwater usually flows untreated into our rivers and streams and out to sea.

We need everyone to take responsibility for protecting our precious waterways and one of the best ways to do that is stop pollution getting into stormwater.

Protect our waterways

Some simple things you can do to help avoid contaminants getting into our rivers and sea.

Report an environmental incident

If you see dirt, sediment or chemicals leaving building sites and going onto footpaths or roads, report it using the Snap, Send, Solve app  or phone us on 0800 765 588 (24/7).