Establishing a groundwater prohibition area

The EPA will be establishing a groundwater prohibition area (GPA) in parts of West Lakes and Royal Park and would like to hear from residents and groundwater users in the area.

This follows the assessment of groundwater quality in the area and recommendations contained in site contamination audit reports.

If groundwater is affected or threatened by site contamination and action is needed to prevent actual or potential harm to human health or safety as a result of the taking of that water, the EPA has the ability under the Environment Protection Act 1993 to establish a GPA.

The EPA is prohibiting the taking of groundwater from the upper Quaternary aquifers 0−13 metres below the ground level.

Further information can be found in the determination report in the document library.

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