Erosion and Sediment Control
Soil erosion on construction and building sites and the subsequent release of sediment run-off is a major threat to the health of our waterways, including the businesses and lifestyles that depend upon them. Improving erosion and sediment control practices and compliance is a practical, equitable and cost-effective strategy to reduce the impacts and costs of sediment upon the waterways and communities within urban areas.
Find out about erosion and sediment controls you can adopt to help reduce the amount of sediment run-off from your development:
What is Sediment?
Soil particles washed off the land into our waterways are called sediment, which contain pollutants and reduce water quality. This threatens the many social and economic benefits our waterways provide.
Benefits of ESC
Adopting best-practice erosion and sediment control (ESC) not only helps keep sediment pollution out of our waterways, it helps builders save time and money.
Healthy Waterways works with individuals and organisations to identify and fill knowledge gaps, and facilitate the uptake of improved practice in sustainable water management