Stormwater

What's stormwater?

Stormwater is rain which has run off hard surfaces such as roofs, roads and carparks. Stormwater is not treated and the water ends up in streams and harbours.   Read more

Stormwater or wastewater?

Stormwater is rainwater that flows across roofs, roads and driveways into the stormwater system. Stormwater is not treated to remove any pollutants.   Read more

Why do I need to stay out of flood water?

It's best to stay well clear of any floodwater. There's a good chance that the floodwater is not clean as it may be contaminated with wastewater or surface pollution. There may also be unseen hazards lurking under the floodwater such as open manholes (where the manhole cover has been lifted away), ditches or obstructions such as trees or debris.   Read more