Stormwater that is unable to enter underground drainage systems will naturally concentrate and move downhill to the nearest waterway, often across private property.
Stormwater - or run-off - is water that flows across the land's surface as a result of rainfall or other forms of precipitation. The path stormwater takes is often referred to as overflow.
It is your responsibility as a homeowner to put sufficient measures in place on your property if it is located in a stormwater path. See more information on stormwater control and waste water, including homeowner responsibilities, information about water discharge points, rainwater tanks and more.
Stormwater can be effectively managed across private property by following some simple guidelines:
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