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  • Storm water pollution is the #1 source of water pollution in Australia.
  • Polluted storm water runoff is the #1 threat to water quality.
  • Total water pollution in Australia comes from run-off in developed areas than factories.
  • One inch of rain falling on a one-acre parking lot produces 16 times more runoff by volume than the same inch of rain falling on a one-acre meadow.
  • Storm water pollution has endangered several species of freshwater mussels in our state.
  • Excess algae increases the cost of drinking water treatment.
  • Algae is caused by nutrient pollution and fertilizer is the main source of nutrients in our waterways.
  • Making a few changes in our daily lives can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants we contribute to storm water runoff.
  • Storm drains carry untreated water directly into our creeks and streams. Dirt, litter, dog poop, or motor oil on the ground can end up in our water with just one rainfall.
  • You can help reduce storm water pollution by picking up after your pets. Pet waste pollutes water with nutrients and bacteria.
  • One liter of motor oil can contaminate one MILLION liters of water.
  • One liter of motor oil can create an oil slick two acres in size!
  • Storm water contains dirt, motor oil from roads and driveway, pet feces, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, soaps and litter.
  • The # 1 pollutant in storm water by volume is sediment.
  • On average, each Australian uses 450 liters of motor oil in a lifetime.
  • Sediment, which restricts aquatic life and transports pathogens and pollutants, is the #1 pollutant of streams.
  • More than one-third of water pollution comes from urban runoff.
  • An average-sized dog dropping contains three billion fecal coliform bacteria

Australian Govt Dept of the Environment


Environment Protection Authority NSW


Environment Protection Authority VIC


Environment Protection Authority SA


Environment Protection Authority TA