Water pollution

 Preventing or reducing water pollution protects our water quality and maintains the health of our environment and our own quality of life.

Water pollution comes from:

  • industry
  • sewage treatment plants
  • households
  • streets
  • footpaths.

Individuals pollute water by:

  • pouring oils down drains
  • washing cars
  • cleaning paint brushes
  • using chemicals on their gardens.

These pollutants wash or blow into stormwater drains and local waterways causing harm to natural ecosystems and reduce the quality of the water essential for use.