Climate change, population growth and greater urbanisation are adding pressure onto our Victorian-era sewer system. During heavy rainfall, using storm overflows may be necessary to prevent sewage backing up into people’s homes and onto roads. We've set up a Storm Overflow Task Force to significantly reduce our use of storm overflow releases by 2030. We're already working hard towards our target, with at least five pioneering projects (pathfinders) taking place across our region over the next two years.

Below you'll find information about what storm overflows are, what we're doing to tackle their use – and how you can get involved.

What are storm overflows?

Information about why we use storm overflows.

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Beachbuoy

Get real-time information about releases of stormwater or wastewater at your favourite spot.

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Pathfinder projects

Explore how our pioneering projects are helping to reduce the use of storm overflows.

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Storm Overflow Task Force

Discover how our Storm Overflow Task Force aims to significantly reduce storm overflows.

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How can I get involved?

Learn how you can help slow the flow.

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Latest news, reports, and updates

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