What Causes A Blocked Stormwater Drain And What Should I Do About It?
Your stormwater drain can be blocked for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, do you know what “stormwater” is?
When it rains, water runs off your roof and into downpipes, or off the ground and into the nearest stormwater drain. This is called “stormwater”. After flowing into gutters or drains, stormwater runs through underground stormwater drains into natural waterways, creeks, rivers or bay/ocean without any treatment to remove pollution.
Your Stormwater Drain is designed to safely transport large volumes of rainwater away from your home and property and back into our waterways. So it’s very important to keep it clear and unblocked! Your home’s stormwater drain should only be used for rainwater, it’s not a place to sweep debris, litter or pour any debris or rubbish into. In fact, doing this is the main reason your stormwater drain could be blocked!
Please note; your stormwater drain is separate from your main sewer drain. Your main sewer drain carries wastewater to a sewage treatment facility where it’s chemically treated before being reintroduced to the natural environment.