Make a positive difference

Waterways can recover; however it takes a sustained effort over many years. Working together we can make a positive difference. Every bit helps — even small things make a difference.

What can you do at home?

Wash your car on your lawn and not on a paved area so detergent and oil will drain into the soil and not the stormwater network. If you are doing DIY painting, wash your paint brushes in the laundry tub, which is connected to the wastewater system, so the wash water doesn’t go through the stormwater drains and into our waterways.

When doing improvements around your home and garden, consider things like permeable paving, rain gardens or rain tanks to help reduce stormwater runoff from your property. Periodically remove any leaf litter or other organic material from the street channel in front of your property. And next time your car needs new brakepads, ask for copper-free ones.

Watch this short video to find out more.