Stormwater runoff is rainwater that flows across the ground and does not get absorbed into the soil. It flows into stormwater pipes and streams, and from there into our estuaries and finally out to sea.
Stormwater can cause flooding, and can be harmful to the natural environment by picking up pollutants and carrying them into waterways.
Throughout the district there are certain stormwater and drainage systems being rated for. By looking after these specific drains and systems, Council wants to:
- Protect the public's health
- Ensure the public's safety
- Improve the natural water quality