- Urban Stormwater Quality Management Plan
Stormwater Quality Management Plan (USQMP) has been adopted by Council and
currently being implemented by both Citiworks in partnership with TCC Environmental
Management Services (EMS). The initiative includes: onground Stormwater
quality management projects (ie. construction of gross pollutant traps and
wetlands); Management & maintenance of waterways-drains; Scientific monitoring
and investigations; and Community
education - a vital component of the plan (eg. Louisa Creekwatch/Catchment
Waterways - Townsville"
to Council: Reduction in pollutants entering waterways. Improved community
responsibility towards urban stormwater quality, and waterway management. Links
to to Citiwater ""Watersmart - Rainfall to Outfall" program
and forms part of the Total Water Cycle Management approach.
The Stormwater Quality Construction Projects are funded jointly by TCC and
the Commonwealth (Natural Heritage Trust). The education program is presently
funded by Citiworks/EMS with under consideration by Citiwater. Citiworks receives
Council funding for the USQMP implementation and in partnership with EMS applies
for external funding support.