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

1,419 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).

  • Catherine Wroe
    signed 2017-02-10 21:43:06 +1100
  • Dominique Vary-Spriggs
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-10 20:53:22 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Dominique Vary-Spriggs
    @lamauditedo tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-10 20:53:20 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=186881
  • Justin Morris
    signed 2017-02-10 20:46:19 +1100
  • Emma Henderson
    signed 2017-02-10 19:50:29 +1100
  • Brenda Powter
    signed 2017-02-10 18:43:18 +1100
  • Jennifer Sykes
    signed 2017-02-10 17:33:55 +1100
  • Ross Glover
    signed 2017-02-10 16:55:07 +1100
  • Nicole Tolomeo
    signed 2017-02-10 14:02:48 +1100
  • Jane Nolan
    signed 2017-02-10 13:08:07 +1100
  • Robyn Hills
    signed 2017-02-10 13:07:35 +1100
  • Ben Evans
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-10 12:31:54 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Annette Shields
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-10 12:01:01 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Cathy Parker
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-08 01:00:14 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Gypsy Lee
    signed 2017-02-06 12:05:39 +1100
  • Kerry Davidson
    signed 2017-02-03 11:54:38 +1100
  • Karen Kuhl
    signed 2017-02-02 13:00:17 +1100
  • Bronwen Logan
    signed 2017-02-01 13:01:58 +1100
  • Jason Reardon
    signed 2017-02-01 11:34:54 +1100
  • Peter Jaggle
    signed 2017-02-01 11:12:23 +1100
  • Dot Moller
    signed 2017-02-01 10:53:37 +1100
  • Mel Rey
    signed 2017-02-01 04:10:31 +1100
  • Robyn Ginty
    signed via 2017-01-31 21:43:29 +1100
  • Tony Rowell
    signed 2017-01-31 19:56:04 +1100
  • Catherine Potter
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-31 19:42:30 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Catherine Potter
    signed 2017-01-31 19:42:08 +1100
  • Katherine Bailey
    signed 2017-01-31 19:23:18 +1100
  • Lisa Dixon
    signed 2017-01-31 19:13:39 +1100
  • Annah Evington
    signed 2017-01-31 17:06:08 +1100
  • dennis sawyer
    signed 2017-01-31 16:35:00 +1100

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