Storm water retention
The City of Fremantle advises that property owners are responsible for storm water retention on private property. This is governed by the City’s local law
Regulating and Controlling Storm Water Drainage Affecting the City's Street Systems Amended 2001.
Storm water is generated by rain runoff from the house/garage roof, crossovers, patios, paths, tennis courts and other hard surfaces. Storm water that falls within a property must be contained within that property.
Retention of storm water
You can retain water on your property by using permeable paving, pebble paths, infiltration trenches, soak wells, lawn, garden areas and swales.
The planting of deep rooted trees assist with lowering the water table and binding the soil. Vegetation also filters nutrients, decreases the velocity of runoff and thus potential erosion.
Installing rainwater tanks
The Water Corporation provides rebates for the installation of rainwater tanks, visit their website.
I have a problem with storm water running from the street onto my property
Contact our city works team on 08 9432 9999.
The storm water drain in my street is blocked.
To have the storm water drain cleared, contact our city works team on 08 9432 9999.