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The rains came pouring down over the heads of spectators and participants alike, as Blacktown City Council conducted a rain simulation, celebrating the installation of their stormwater cleansing technologies.

The display took place at the Westfield Shopping Town Mt Druitt, where the first of 12 stormwater quality improving devices were installed in early November. The event was part of the $500,000 ‘Keep It Clean’ stormwater study being conducted by Council.

It is funded by the NSW Government, through its Stormwater Trust Stage 3 grant.

Blacktown Mayor, Councillor Alan Pendleton, NSW EPA Assistant Director General, Joe Woodward, Federal MP for Chifley, Roger Price, Clean Up Australia’s, Ian Kiernan and students from Sacred Heart Primary School took part in the demonstration.

“The Westfield site is strategically important as a potential pollution hotspot since it drains directly to Ropes Creek, which has no stormwater quality controls downstream,” said Councillor Pendleton. “The installation of stormwater quality improving devices through the Westfield car park will greatly improve the health of local ecosystems.”

The signature feature of the project is a combination of both education and engineering measures at strategic sites to prevent any pollution entering local waterways. The project showcases an array of technologies sourced from both Australia and overseas, demonstrating state of the art pollution control.

For further information contact Council’s Stormwater Management Engineer, Peter Morrison, on (02) 9839 6000.