How to prevent water pollution from your business
How to control wastewater from your business, to prevent water pollution from your site and operations.
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Businesses must make sure their sites and operations don't pollute water. Water pollution happens when substances like oil and chemicals get in our rivers, lakes, creeks and bays.
Examples of water pollution from businesses include:
EPA protects water quality through the State Environment Protection Policy (Waters). We can fine businesses for polluting Victoria's water.
Follow the Urban stormwater best practice guidelines for help meeting stormwater regulations.
We also give guidance on how to conserve, reuse and recycle wastewater to help protect water in Victoria.
Severe weather can impact water and sewage networks. Water companies have a responsibility to prevent water pollution during a weather emergency.
There are ways water companies can offset the impacts of wastewater getting into waterways. We call these water quality offsets.
Reviewed 12 November 2019