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Meet The Pollutants

Meet our first pollutant of the week:

Pollutant: pH

Source: acid mine drainage, acid sulphate soils, pH altering chemicals e.g. lime, ammonia, sulfur, ash

Impacts: environmental degradation, fish kills. Low pH can dissolve tissues and eggs, killing aquatic animals and preventing reproduction

One thing you can do: be aware of acid sulphate soils and manage appropriately

Typically Water Sensitive Urban Design focuses on just four main pollutants i.e. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sediment and Litter. There are however many more pollutants that can harm our waterways. This new education campaign aims to introduce a few of the more sinister characters we need to combat.

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