Our water monitoring program shows we have some of Australia's healthiest streams. Yet many are vulnerable to urban stormwater runoff. Council is working with local residents, schools and businesses...
Blue Mountains City Council and Sydney Water are jointly funding a stormwater treatment initiative within the Knapsack Creek Catchment in Glenbrook.
The system, designed by Council and Sydney Water, involves the construction of raingardens and a naturalised stormwater channel with embedded biofilters to remove nutrients from stormwater flows that enter the Hawkesbury Nepean River via Knapsack Creek.
This offset project will deliver better waterway health through nutrient removal, creating habitat and improving biodiversity at Knapsack Creek.
It offers a testing ground for Sydney Water to develop innovative monitoring techniques and management practices, and to learn about offset principles and management practices from Blue Mountains City Council.
Sydney Water and Blue Mountains City Council are committed to providing the best outcomes for the environment and the community and aim to minimise the impact of the work on residents and businesses.
We will keep stakeholders informed and aim to provide accurate and timely information during inspections and construction.
Council will start work in November 2022. Work hours are between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.
This work will not affect water or wastewater services.
We encourage community feedback and enquiries on this project. To find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.