The increase in extreme weather events across Australia, the rise in urbanisation and a growing trend towards water sensitive design has made stormwater solutions an important issue across the country.
Under the Environment Protection Act 1993, businesses are legally obligated not to pollute stormwater and to take all practical and reasonable measures to minimise environmental harm through stormwater solutions.
Government, industrial and construction sites have a bigger responsibility to meet these environmental compliance regulations as they typically have large areas with a wide range of industrial chemicals being used. Consequently, these sites will discharge stormwater containing harmful pollutants in larger volumes than residential areas, which can have a significant environmental impact.
Hazardous materials, silt, sediment, and debris can all enter the stormwater system from sites through drains, pits and canals, and eventually end up in rivers, harbours and beaches. These pollutants have a major effect on water quality and are the biggest source of water pollution in urbanised areas, with 10,000 tonnes of dirt and/or sediment washed down drains every year.
Akuna Services can help clients meet their environmental compliance regulations, and prevent water pollution through customised stormwater solutions, including:
Environmental risk assessments
Akuna Services can conduct environmental risk assessments to determine needs and customise a stormwater protection plan for any work site or organisation.
Stormwater protection products
Akuna sells stormwater protection products and manages product installation, servicing and maintenance. Akuna Services will also recommend products to suit different workplaces or construction sites.
Stormwater solutions pollution prevention plans
Once a risk assessment has been undertaken, Akuna Services can develop seamless servicing and training programs to prevent stormwater pollution.
By implementing thorough stormwater solutions, businesses can reduce the risk of stormwater pollution, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and legislation and that their stormwater systems are only carrying rainwater.