With urbanisation comes stormwater and sewage services which are a significant point source of nutrients, pathogens and sediment within the Georges River catchment

Georges River - Stormwater program

Georges Riverkeeper’s Stormwater & Sewage Program aims to improve stormwater management across the catchment, in recognition that stormwater from hardened urban landscapes is the main source of problems detrimentally effecting the Georges River.

Stormwater picks up contaminants as it flows over rooftops, roads and paths, plus can trigger overflows of sewage by overwhelming existing sewerage systems. The ongoing use of urban creeks as drains is incompatible with achieving liveability along the Georges River.