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Improving water quality with water-sensitive design

About water-sensitive design 

Water pollution in the city centre can be addressed by water-sensitive design. This ensures that polluted city centre stormwater runoff is treated as much as possible before it flows into waterways and the harbour.

Components of water-sensitive design can include:

  • permeable paving
  • rain gardens
  • roadside swales
  • other methods of retaining rainwater at source, allowing it to settle and be filtered.

Watercare Ltd has a large ongoing investment in wastewater/stormwater separation in parts of the central city.

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