Lime Kiln Bay Wetland Awareness Project - aim was to raise awareness in the local community of the importance of the wetland and to promote increased involvement and behavioural change, thus reducing detrimental environmental impacts. The project included drain stencilling, guided walks, surveys and information on the OFF web site.
Project has now been completed- click here for report
Any substance entering street drains from within the marked catchment boundary line will eventually find its way into the wetland. This catchment covers a sizeable area of about 2 square kilometres (200 hectares) from Forest Road to Ocean Street, Illawarra rail line and across to Mulga Road and Lloyd Street. This is a dense urban area containing about 4000 homes and up to 10,000 residents.It also includes the shopping centre at Mortdale and other commercial properties. Because much of the catchment is covered with hard surfaces, e.g., houses, roads, concrete driveways and footpaths, water runs off rather than soaking into the ground. In doing so, it flows quickly carrying pollutants with it. If we stop pollution entering gutters and drains in the first place, we can help keep our waterways clean and healthy. That way, they will provide a better environment for us and for animals and plants.
What you can do
• wash your car on the grass • recycle your cans and plastic bottles and bags • pick up your dog’s droppings • put cigarette butts and other litter in the bin • place your grass clippings and other garden waste in the compost or green recycle bin • keep paints, turps, solvents and oils clear of gutters and drains • report stormwater pollution to Hurstville City Council
Stormwater is pure rainwater plus anything the rain carries along with it. In urban areas, rain that falls on the roof of your house, or collects on paved areas like driveways, roads and footpaths is carried away through a system of pipes that is separate from the sewerage system. Unlike sewage, stormwater is not treated. Click here to see more on What is urban Stormwater?
Storm Water Pollution the Difference is you
- Click here to see more on Causes of Storm Water Pollution
- Click here for Office of Environment Heritage pamphlet on how to stop pollution entering our water ways.
Water Quality Testing