Our Urban Program helps local councils to improve sewage and stormwater.
Sewage system discharges and stormwater run-off from urban, rural and industrial developments are among the most significant sources of priority pollutants that affect the health of the Sydney catchment.
WaterNSW's Urban Program assists local councils to improve sewage and stormwater management. Councils in the catchment control most of the sewage and stormwater infrastructure, and also have a responsibility under the Local Government Act 1993 to regulate on-site wastewater management systems.
The program addresses stormwater issues by developing the capacity of councils to help improve stormwater and on-site sewage management practices by:
- Promoting best practice and passing on the latest science
- Identifying pollution hotspots and addressing them
- Delivering targeted education and training
- Networking with industry leaders and policy makers.