Get approval to temporarily drain water into the City of Sydney’s stormwater system

Obtain or amend approval for pumping out rainwater from excavations at construction sites.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Application for temporary dewateringPDF · 105.9 KB · Last modified

Before you start

Dewatering of excavations refers to both de-watering and pump-out of rainwater from excavations and the discharge of water as a result of construction excavation.

For permanent stormwater drainage connection applications please complete the application for stormwater drainage connection.

After you finish

Once your application is received, we may contact you for further information or clarification.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the public domain team.