Council manages a number of programs to save water resources and improve the health of our waterways. The organisation operates in a water-wise environment, having implemented practices and strategies to reduce water consumption in Council and public facilities. Council also works with other local agencies to educate the community and local businesses on ways to reduce stormwater pollution.
Stormwater pollution is one of the biggest threats to the health of our region’s natural waterways. Council uses a range of techniques to filter contaminants and litter from stormwater before it flows in to our creeks and rivers including gross pollutant traps and wetlands, which act as natural filtration systems.
Council encourages residents and businesses to adopt measures that will prevent contamination of stormwater, which flows into our river and wetlands.
Sustainable Water Use
Council is committed to using water resources responsibly and champions sustainable water use as an organisation and in the wider community. Ongoing water saving efforts mean Council is able to use water more efficiently in buildings, community facilities, public toilets, swimming pools, sporting reserves, parks and gardens.
Inquiry Into Management and Use of Commonwealth Environmental Water
Mildura Rural City Council presented a submission to the Inquiry into the Management and Use of Commonwealth Environmental Water during a hearing in Mildura on 1 May 2018. Our submission can be viewed on this page.