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What you should keep out of the stormwater drain
Waste and contaminants from industrial sites and households can pollute our waterways if not managed properly.
You should know
What gets through stormwater drains and waterways ends up at sea.
Keep these items out of your stormwater drains:
- animal waste
- chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilisers
- construction materials and debris
- farm waste
- lawn clippings and yard waste
- pool or spa pool water
- waste from cars and boats, such as oil and antifreeze
- yard waste.
You should also:
- make sure that sewage waste and pool water flow through your wastewater drains
- avoid uncoated copper guttering and zinc roofing
- wash your car on a lawn, not on paved areas.
|Consider stormwater when building||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwater||Consider stormwater when building||If you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater before you begin.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Rainwater tanks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/rainwater-tanks||Rainwater tanks||Learn the advantages of collecting rainwater on your property, how to use it, and information on installing an outdoor water tank.||aspx||Environment|
|Stormwater and waterway projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/Pages/stormwater-and-waterway-projects.aspx||Stormwater and waterway projects||Through improvement projects on our stormwater network and waterways, we try to minimise flood risks, manage stormwater and prevent water contamination. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|How to stop paint polluting our waterways||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/How-to-stop-paint-polluting-our-waterways.aspx||How to stop paint polluting our waterways||A guide for how to stop polluting our waterways and stormwater system.||aspx|
|How we manage stormwater||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/how-we-manage-stormwater.aspx||How we manage stormwater||We manage stormwater as it flows through public and private pipes, drains, streams and channels to reduce flooding and prevent the pollution of our waters. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/missing-dislodged-damaged-manhole-cover.aspx||Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||Report missing, dislodged or damaged manhole covers, grilles and other stormwater assets urgently. Displaced assets pose a threat to public safety. ||aspx||Stormwater|