Monitoring Program for Drainage Management in Broome
Urban surface water drainage can adversely affect the quality of the water bodies that it runs into by introducing nutrients, heavy metals and sediment.
In Broome, a water monitoring program is underway to ensure that surface water does not affect Roebuck Bay and the internationally-recognised RAMSAR site, a key site for migratory waterbirds that and important wetlands with high biodiversity value.
Water quality montioring will take place in drains following rainfall events. The results will be used to inform the design of future drainage systems and the implementation of best practice management guidelines in the region.
Shire of Broome, Landcorp, DEC, Roebuck Bay Working Group (RBWG)
John Silver, Operations Manager, Broome