Wollondilly Shire contains much of Sydney’s drinking water catchment, and is rich in natural heritage including unspoiled creeks and rivers.
As part of Council's commitment to improved stormwater infrastructure maintenance and healthy catchments; a Stormwater Management Charge (SMC) for residential and business premises has been implemented as part of the 2010/11 to 2015/16 Council Management Plan.
All the stormwater running off your site runs into the river. It is against the law to allow any material to run from your site and into the river. Here are some ways to help stop stormwater pollution at your workplace.
Gutters and drains take rainwater from our streets straight into creeks and rivers. So when it rains, stormwater runoff can carry with it pollution from around our homes and streets into the waterways we swim in and where animals and plants live.
More than half of Wollondilly’s population lives in rural and rural-residential areas, where Sydney Water’s sewer system is unavailable. As such, there are over 5000 on-site sewage management systems installed in the Shire.
Wollondilly has a number of areas subject to flooding. The Floodplain Development Manual sets out the management of flood risk in NSW. To receive flood information please complete the Application for Flood Information.
Georges Riverkeeper advocates for the protection, conservation and enhancement of the health of the Georges River. Work focuses on five strategic priorities: catchment actions (such as litter removal and bush rehabilitation), river health monitoring and research, stormwater, and education and capacity building.
During times of drought it is essential for us all to play our part in reducing our water consumption. Water restrictions apply to everyone and are necessary to ensure we have an ongoing supply of water.
Wollondilly Shire Council looks after watercourses including creeks, overflow paths and drainage pipes on Council owned land. We have a maintenance program in place to make sure suitable repairs are made.