Protect Sydney's Drinking Water Catchment

Our drinking water, our rivers and even our World Heritage areas are threatened by longwall coal mining in the greater Sydney region.

Right now, South32, Wollongong Coal and Hume Coal are all pushing ahead with proposals for new coal mining inside Greater Sydney’s water catchment.

On top of that, Peabody Coal have applied to explore for more coal near Woronora Reservoir.

It’s time that Premier Berejiklian declared Sydney's drinking water catchment a no-go zone for coal mining.

 

 

NSW Premier, protect Sydney's Water

1,418 signatures

• After studying the water pollution impacts of coal mining on Greater Sydney region’s rivers, creeks and streams over the last 30 years, Dr Ian Wright says he is “yet to see a coal mining operation that’s effectively regulated”.

• NSW’s Chief Scientist said that our catchment is the only publicly owned drinking water catchment in the world where coal mining is allowed.

• A NSW Chief Scientist study estimates that surface water losses from existing mines in the Special Areas of the catchment is approximately 8 megalitres (ML)/day, with about 60% of this water loss (up to 5 ML/day) coming from a single mine - South32’s Dendrobium Mine. That’s almost 3 billion litres per year (or enough water to supply 60,000 people for a year in a time of drought).

  • Kevin McDonnell
    signed 2017-09-14 11:17:50 +1000
  • Boudicca Cerese
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-14 10:46:08 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Boudicca Cerese
    @LockTheGate tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-14 10:46:03 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=3762
  • Annie Kia
    signed 2017-09-14 10:45:44 +1000
  • Elaine Diffey
    signed 2017-09-14 10:42:15 +1000
  • Alexandra Dionyssopoulos
    signed 2017-09-14 10:16:50 +1000
  • Chandricka Pasupati
    signed 2017-09-14 09:39:14 +1000
  • Debbie Turvey
    signed 2017-09-13 17:58:19 +1000
  • Judy Bennett
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-13 17:28:32 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Lee Brewer
    signed 2017-09-13 11:44:39 +1000
  • Geoffrey Wright
    signed 2017-08-29 07:17:46 +1000
  • Penny Johnson
    signed 2017-08-29 07:14:19 +1000
  • Lorraine Rogers
    signed 2017-08-28 17:25:08 +1000
  • John Tolomeo
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-28 16:08:26 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • John tolomeo
    signed 2017-08-28 16:08:02 +1000
  • Nicole Watts
    signed 2017-08-28 08:58:03 +1000
  • John Solari
    signed 2017-08-28 08:55:44 +1000
  • Wendy Saunders
    signed 2017-08-28 01:19:49 +1000
  • Gail Hockham
    signed 2017-08-27 23:36:48 +1000
  • Paul Kaczorek
    signed 2017-08-27 23:13:17 +1000
  • Vicki Kable
    signed 2017-08-26 18:10:53 +1000
  • Terri Rew
    signed via 2017-08-26 10:18:28 +1000
  • Wendy Bellamy
    signed 2017-08-26 07:59:42 +1000
  • Veronica Stephenson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-25 20:40:25 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Veronica Stephenson
    @VeronicaLion tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-25 20:40:21 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=9375
  • Veronica Stephenson
    signed 2017-08-25 20:40:02 +1000
  • Sally Latemore
    signed 2017-08-24 16:53:59 +1000
  • Debbie Arnold
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-24 16:43:58 +1000
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Debbie Arnold
    signed 2017-08-24 16:43:39 +1000
  • Jacqueline Withy
    signed 2017-08-24 08:47:50 +1000

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