Last week I mentioned the problem we are having with the rising water levels in the pond in Sir Joseph Banks Park as a result of Sydney Water’s Stormwater pipe outlet being blocked where it empties into Botany Bay. This week our engineers have raised the alarm that it might be causing bigger problems by effecting our residential streets, particularly when heavy rain falls.
An inspection of the three stormwater outlets revealed two are completely submerged under sand and the third partially submerged. Simply, this means stormwater from sections of city is not escaping into the bay as it should but building up in the pipes. Council is pressing Sydney Water and Sydney Ports to have the problem rectified as quickly as possible.