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Prevent Stormwater Pollution from Building and Construction

The quality of our stormwater can be greatly influenced by the building and construction industry. Minimising erosion and pollutants from building sites is an essential part of stormwater management. It is also important to implement measures on your building site in order to comply with the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry (required under the Environment Protection Act 1993) as well as the Water Quality Policy.

  • Limit disturbance when excavating and preserve as much grassed area as possible.
  • Restrict vehicle access to a single entry/exit point. Add gravel to the access point to reduce the amount of soil being carried offsite.
  • Create diversion channels to divert stormwater run-off around the building site.
  • Install a sediment barrier down slope of the building site to filter coarse sediment before it enters the stormwater system.
  • Place sand and soil stockpiles wholly on site and behind a sediment barrier. Cover stockpiles if excessive wind or rain is likely.
  • Connect temporary or permanent downpipes to the stormwater system before laying the roof.
  • Store all hard waste and litter in a suitable bin. All materials should be recycled through a licensed waste contractor.
  • Do not allow waste concrete, plaster or paint to enter the stormwater system.

Codes of Practice, legislation and information on stormwater management can be found on the Environmental Protection Authority Website. For further information on any of the matter discussed here contact the Environment Officer at the City on Mitcham on 8372 8888.

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