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Shoalhaven is renowned for our beautiful beaches and waterways. When it rains, the stormwater washes any material or pollutant on the ground into our waterways.
Common sources of water pollution include litter, sediment and construction site runoff, paint, oil, chemicals and sewage.
There are ways you can help prevent water pollution:
You can find information in the fact sheets below on preventing water pollution in our area:
Council regularly samples our waterways to ensure they are in a healthy condition we can swim, fish and boat in. For information on our water sampling program view our Shoalhaven Water Quality page.
Council investigates all water pollution enquiries immediately or as soon as practicably possible.
Let us know if you are concerned that a water pollution incident has occurred or is very likely to occur.