Storm Water Quality
Ground water run off is not captured for storage and is allowed to enter the normal storm water system. The Market’s storm water drains are designed to ensure that storm water entering the drainage system is of a reasonable quality. Filter baskets and specially designed grates filter out any solids, such as plastic and large vegetable matter. Diversion pits prevent the initial run off water that might be contaminated by organic material from entering the storm water system by diverting it to sewer. Only once the flow rate reaches a certain level is it diverted back to the storm water system.
Litter Prevention Project
Working with Sustainability Victoria and Melbourne Water, the Market’s Litter Prevention Project was a great success in reducing litter loads originating from the Market by 25% through education, infrastructure and enforcement.