Water and Waterways
The Liverpool local government area covers substantial portions of both the Georges River catchment and the Hawkesbury-Nepean River catchment. If also covers significant tributaries of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River traverse Liverpool, including South Creek, Kemps Creek and Badgerys Creek.
Much of the eastern portion of Liverpool is within the Georges River Catchment. The significant tributaries within this catchment include Hinchinbrook Creek, Cabramatta Creek, Maxwells Creek and Brickmakers Creek. Liverpool's waterways form part of a larger ecological system. Riparian vegetation and natural terrestrial bushland areas are entwined within this system.
For more information click on the following highlighted links:
There are two major catchments in the Liverpool local government area the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment and Georges River Catchment
- Creeks, rivers and wetlands
The Liverpool LGA contains a number of creeks, rivers, lakes and naturally occurring wetlands such as Voyager Point Wetlands, and constructed wetlands such as Riverside Park Wetlands
- Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation is a method of watering which saves on water use
- Flood management
The Liverpool area is located on a number of floodplains, which means that our area is subject to flooding, therefore Council has adopted a number of Floodplain Risk Management Plans
- On-site sewage management
Liverpool City Council estimates there are approximately 3500 on-site sewage management systems in our local government area
Water pollution is largely caused by human activity and has had a major impact on our local waterways and their ability to be healthy and function naturally
Stormwater is any rain or water that falls on your roof, footpath, gutters, driveway and on the roads that is collected in pipes and then into a stormwater system
- Water quality
Good water quality is vital for the health of humans and our ecosystem. Water quality is mainly affected by pollution, poor land use and unsatisfactory management practices
- Water sensitive urban design
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is an urban water cycle method that considers and mimics the natural water cycle
- Water conservation
There are many ways to reduce water use. Follow this link to find out more.
There are many ways that you can improve your water efficiency and help improve water quality.
For easy actions you can take to reduce water consumption and help improve water quality click on the following highlighted links:
- NSW Metropolitan Water Directorate http://www.waterforlife.nsw.gov.au/
- Sydney Water http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/your-home/using-water-wisely/water-wise-tips/index.htm
- NSW Office of Environment & Heritage http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/ & http://www.yourhome.gov.au/
Water Conservation - Council
There are many ways Council can improve the water efficiency and help to improve the quality of water entering our waterays.
Water Efficiency Plan
Liverpool City Council is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its facilities and activities, conserving resources, and leading by example. The Water Efficiency Plan (WEP) is a four-year strategic plan that, once fully implemented, has the potential to save over 18,760 kilolitres each
year from Council's activities.
You can download a copy of the 2012 Water Efficiency Plan here.