Water Quality

Report Water Pollution

We rely on your help to protect our waterways. Once a substance other than rain enters the stormwater drainage system, this causes water pollution and in turn harms our local waterways.

Water pollution can be any of the following substances entering a water way, such as a road gutter, stormwater system or a creek:

  • Chemical spill (such as pesticides or other substances);
  • Fuel (petrol/diesel);
  • Oil;
  • Paint;
  • Litter;
  • Hard waste (such as soil etc).

Please report all water pollution incidents, whether deliberate or accidental, to Council's Environmental Health and Sustainability Team.

To report a water pollution incident during Council operating hours, please phone 02 9843 0555 immediately.

You can also report a water pollution using Council's Online Form here.

To report a water pollution incident out of Council operating hours, please phone Council’s After Hours Emergency Service on 0412 705 090, or the EPA Pollution line on 131 555.

Under Section 120 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997 a person who pollutes any waters is guilty of an offence and is liable for prosecution.