What you can do

How can I help?

There are a number of things you can do to help keep our waterways safe and clean for all to enjoy.

  • Use designated toilet and waste facilities
  • Ensure young children have frequent toilet breaks
  • Dispose of human waste correctly when boating and do not discharge sewage, litter or other waste into recreational waterways
  • Avoid swimming if you have diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Clean up after your pets, ensuring faeces do not enter the stormwater system or waterways
  • Report sewage spills to your local water utility and report other pollution incidents to your local council
  • Maintain on-site sewerage facilities such as septic systems, contact your local council for advice
  • Ensure household stormwater is not connected to the sewerage system
  • Take litter home with you and pick up any litter you see if safe to do so



Get in touch

Healthy Land and Water is dedicated to the care of our unique and beautiful land, waterways and biodiversity.

  • Address: Level 19, 160 Ann Street Brisbane QLD 4000
  • PO Box: 13204, George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
  • Phone: (07) 3177 9100
  • Fax: (07) 3177 9190
  • Email: info@hlw.org.au

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