Water is a scarce and essential natural resource.
Conserving and maintaining water quality and preventing or reducing water pollution protects our water quality and is essential to maintaining the health of our environment and our own quality of life.
Did you know? Stormwater is the biggest source of water pollution and there is a lot we can all do to prevent it. Remember, the drain is just for rain.
To continue to protect our waterways, Council's Water Quality Monitoring Program is used to determine compliance with the relevant national and state water quality monitoring and management guidelines.
We undertake routine water quality testing at a number of sites within the Local Government Area (LGA) to:
Monitoring water quality informs us on the health of our local waterways. We regularly sample and monitor 13 sites within the Georges River and the Nepean River catchments.
These results from the water samples are compared against the National Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality, developed by the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC 2000).