Last Updated: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:09

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Some of the effects of rainfall from storms and stormwater carrying sediment are:

In large amounts, these substances can affect waterways as either potable water supplies or aquatic ecosystems.

Urban, commercial and industrial areas have extensive areas of waterproof surfaces such as roofs, roads, driveways, car parks and paving which create stormwater runoff. As a result of steadily increasing water-repellent surface areas, increasing runoff is a pressure on creek areas. Soil at building sites can also be washed onto roads which may flow into creek areas.

You can access information below on how to control and minimise erosion impacts from building sites.

Related link

Sediment control - Australian Government