This page provides information for businesses on how they can minimise the wastage of drinking water in their operations and avoid degrading the local area with pollutants that affect local waterways, especially the Cooks River.
target sustainability @ marrickville is Marrickville Council's environmental program specifically for local businesses. This program assists small and medium businesses to:
Council's Sustainable Business Team assists business owners to meet their environmental targets through tailored advice and support. It is voluntary and free to join for businesses in the Marrickville local government area. For more information please visit the target sustainability @ marrickville pages or phone 9335 2222.
Sydney Water has a range of programs and information designed to assist businesses to better manage the way they use water. For more information, please visit the Sydney Water website.
These days it is common practice for businesses to have strict policies and procedures in place to protect waterways from pollution. Responsible business owners who help their community and environment ensure that:
Some progressive businesses are recognising the value of stormwater as a resource for their business. Stormwater can be harvested from rooftops and paved surfaces, saving money and providing a source of water for a whole range of non-contact purposes. This way of thinking is called Water Sensitive Urban Design.
For further details, contact Council's Water and Catchments Coordinator or phone 9335 2104.
Stormwater pollution from industry degrades local rivers and oceans through contamination with heavy metals, nutrients, sediments and rubbish. Common problems include:
Industry that allows polluted water to enter stormwater drains will attract a $1500 on-the-spot fine.