Hendon and surrounding areas

Consultation has concluded

Many historical activities have polluted the groundwater in Hendon.

The EPA has written to residents to notify them that it is proceeding with the establishment of a Groundwater Prohibition Area in Hendon and surrounding areas. The EPA consulted with the local community to provide information and seek feedback on the proposal.

South Australia has a proud manufacturing history. Some chemical disposal and handling practices in these industries that were considered appropriate at the time, are no longer acceptable by today’s environmental standards. Certain chemicals found in groundwater can cause health problems if people are exposed to high enough concentrations over long periods of time.

Under section 103S of the Environment Protection Act 1993, the EPA may prohibit or restrict the taking of groundwater if it may be harmful to human health or safety.

The engagement process was effective in helping the EPA to understand issues important to the local community with regard to managing the legacy of contaminated groundwater.

If you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please get in touch on:

  • Phone: (08) 8124 4216
  • Email: engage.epa@sa.gov.au
  • In person: 211 Victoria Square (please make an appointment for building access)

The EPA has written to residents to notify them that it is proceeding with the establishment of a Groundwater Prohibition Area in Hendon and surrounding areas. The EPA consulted with the local community to provide information and seek feedback on the proposal.

South Australia has a proud manufacturing history. Some chemical disposal and handling practices in these industries that were considered appropriate at the time, are no longer acceptable by today’s environmental standards. Certain chemicals found in groundwater can cause health problems if people are exposed to high enough concentrations over long periods of time.

Under section 103S of the Environment Protection Act 1993, the EPA may prohibit or restrict the taking of groundwater if it may be harmful to human health or safety.

The engagement process was effective in helping the EPA to understand issues important to the local community with regard to managing the legacy of contaminated groundwater.

If you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please get in touch on:

  • Phone: (08) 8124 4216
  • Email: engage.epa@sa.gov.au
  • In person: 211 Victoria Square (please make an appointment for building access)
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