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).

  • Eric Maron
    signed 2016-10-04 17:45:23 +1100
  • Lucy Burt
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 17:24:09 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Lucy Burt
    @BurtLucy tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-04 17:24:08 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments! http://www.lockthegate.org.au/protectsydneyswater?recruiter_id=174540
  • Lucy Burt
    signed 2016-10-04 17:23:34 +1100
  • Margaret Brandman
    signed 2016-10-04 17:22:14 +1100
  • Debbie Arnold
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 17:17:05 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Red Tandog
    signed 2016-10-04 17:05:19 +1100
  • Cam Munners
    signed 2016-10-04 16:40:56 +1100
  • Terri Eskdale
    signed 2016-10-04 16:14:01 +1100
  • Linda Dawson
    signed 2016-10-04 16:08:32 +1100
  • Mark Wilson
    signed 2016-10-04 16:04:42 +1100
  • Sandy Fuller
    signed 2016-10-04 16:02:37 +1100
  • Jocelyn Manuell
    signed 2016-10-04 15:40:57 +1100
  • Nina Ambrose
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 14:28:51 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Nina Ambrose
    signed 2016-10-04 14:28:17 +1100
  • Russell Aitken
    signed 2016-10-04 14:16:02 +1100
  • Chris Bekker
    signed 2016-10-04 14:10:18 +1100
  • Natalie Dickinson
    signed 2016-10-04 13:35:55 +1100
  • Kristy Robinson
    signed 2016-10-04 13:22:42 +1100
  • Giselle Thomas
    signed 2016-10-04 13:21:51 +1100
  • Peter Watsford
    signed 2016-10-04 13:14:55 +1100
  • Sheffield Bui
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 12:57:43 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Shef Kane
    signed 2016-10-04 12:57:30 +1100
  • Kathryn Jannis
    signed 2016-10-04 12:54:11 +1100
  • Margaret Neith
    signed 2016-10-04 12:51:02 +1100
  • Donna da Costa
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-04 12:48:47 +1100
    Help stop coal mining under Sydney's drinking water catchments!
  • Rebecca Dymond
    signed 2016-10-04 12:22:03 +1100
  • Anna Armstrong
    signed 2016-10-04 12:20:59 +1100
  • Kerry Boyd
    signed 2016-10-04 12:01:59 +1100
  • Kate Tysoe
    signed 2016-10-04 11:35:29 +1100

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