Sydney Water Corporation will fund environmental works to improve water quality within the Georges River catchment.
Sydney Water will contribute $200,000 towards environmental works that will help to prevent future pollution in the Liverpool and Fairfield areas that were affected by an overflow. The funds will go towards two stormwater pollution reduction projects, one to be carried out by Liverpool City Council, and one to be carried out by Fairfield City Council. Any funds remaining from the total of $200,000 will be paid to the NSW Environmental Trust.
The overflow resulted from a mechanical failure at the Glenfield Water Recycling Plant which caused 153 megalitres of wastewater to overflow into Bunburry Curran Creek and the Georges River. The spill was partially caused by an extreme wet weather event.
Sydney Water is also implementing a Pollution Reduction Program to help prevent overflows from sewage pumping stations and dry-well infrastructure across its wastewater network.