Call to catch environmental vandal
AUTHORITIES say 200 litres of waste oil dumped down a stormwater drain in Midland has not polluted local waterways or the Helena River.
A Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) official said pollution response officers examined drains in the area and determined that the waste oil had not discharged off site.
The Department has asked the public for help to identify the person responsible for dumping the waste oil outside Super Cheap Auto. A nearby CCTV camera was not in operation at the time.
DWER officers were called to the site on August 22 and found used engine oil containers had been dumped overnight. Officers worked with commercial clean up contractors and the City of Swan to have the stormwater drains pumped out and waste oil residues removed.
DWER senior manager pollution response Ken Raine said based on the types of containers, quantity and type of oil the dumper was likely to be part of a commercial business.
Anyone with information that could help identify the offenders is urged to contact DWER's Pollution Watch Hotline 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or email email@example.com
A contractor clears oil from a stormwater drain outside Super Cheap Auto.