DrainWise resources and short educational videos that aim to inform and challenge our community about wastewater discharges.
Simple adjustments to our habits at home can make a huge difference for the health of our community and our waterways.
Have you done your DrainWise checklist?
Sinks are not rubbish bins
Facts on fatbergs and how they're blocking our sewage system and how simple adjustments to our behaviour at home can make a world of difference for our waterways!
Download the poster Sinks are not rubbish bins [PDF, 1.8 MB]
Keep stormwater and wastewater separate
Gisborne has separate networks for stormwater (rain) and wastewater (sewage). Watch the video featuring our local surf life saving champs and the waka ama national midget champions teaching us about Gisborne’s different water networks.
Download the poster Keep Stormwater and Wastewater Separate [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Get to know your gully trap
Mike Hall, a local Gizzy plumber “getting to know your gully trap…you’ll prevent a whole lot of pollution on our properties and our rivers”.
Only Flush the 3 Ps - pee, poo and (toilet) paper
Nick reminds us about what we should and should not flush down the toilet. Blocked wastewater pipes can cause sewage back-ups in your home or overflow into our city's rivers.
Download Only flush the 3 Ps [PDF, 277 KB]