You can help!
As a property owner, you play an important role in addressing this issue and helping reduce the risk of sewer overflows to our environment. Please go outside your property and check these three things; downpipes, gully traps and sumps.
The pipe from the roof should connect to the stormwater system not the sewer/wastewater system. If the downpipes from your roof connect into the gully trap, then you will need to redirect it into the stormwater system.
A gully trap is a plumbing feature that should only receive wastewater from your kitchen, bathroom and laundry. It connects to the wastewater network and is treated. The top of the gully trap needs to be above ground level and partially covered to stop water and
objects getting into the wastewater network.