Water quality – surface water, stormwater and groundwater

The EPA is responsible for the responding to water pollution through the Environment Protection Act 1993. It provides the regulatory framework to protect the South Australian environment and is supported through subordinate legislation and regulatory tools including the Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2015 (Water Quality Policy).

The EP Act and Water Quality Policy places a general obligation on DIT and its contractors to take all reasonable and practicable measures to minimise environmental harm caused by pollution.

The Water Quality Policy states that a person must not discharge pollutants into any waters (including the public stormwater system). The definition of waters includes public stormwater systems, groundwaters, inland surface waters and marine waters, and listed pollutants cannot be placed into any of those waters or onto land in a place where they are reasonably likely to enter those waters (including by processes such as seepage or infiltration or carriage by wind, rain, sea spray or stormwater or by the rising of the water table).

If you would like to report a water pollution incident in regard to the T2D project, please contact the EPA 24/7 hotline on (08) 8204 2004.

For further information please visit the EPA website, or email us.

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