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Report a water quality issue
Pollution in waterways or drains
Phone pollution hotline on09 377 3107 to report water pollution or a water quality issue.
If the water is unsafe, we manage the risk by:
- putting up signs that it is not safe to swim
- warning the community
- testing water quality
- carrying out remedial work where needed.
Pollution in the sea
Phone the Harbourmaster Duty Officer on Phone harbourmaster duty officer on09 362 0397 (extension 0) to report pollution in the sea.
This service number is available 24 hours a day.
Reporting sick or dead birds
Contact us to report a sick or dead bird around our waterways.
Do not give bread to ducks in the water as this can lead to avian botulism.
Why we do this
We investigate reports of pollution, take steps to clean it up or undertake remedial works to preserve and restore our natural environment.
For incidents of significant pollution, we may send warning letters and abatement notices to the people causing the pollution.
We may fine businesses up to $1000.
We may also prosecute individuals. This may result in imprisonment for a maximum of two years or a fine of up to $300,000.
Companies may face fines up to $600,000.
|Consider stormwater when building||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwater||Consider stormwater when building||If you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater before you begin.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Report pollution||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-you-can-do-for-environment/Pages/report-pollution.aspx||Report pollution||Call the pollution hotline for stormwater pollution and air pollution. The Pollution Response Team is available seven days a week.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|Is your beach safe for swimming?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/Pages/is-your-beach-safe-for-swimming.aspx||Is your beach safe for swimming?||We provide water quality information for beach and freshwater locations so you can check when and where to swim.||aspx||Water quality|
|How we manage stormwater||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/how-we-manage-stormwater.aspx||How we manage stormwater||We manage stormwater as it flows through public and private pipes, drains, streams and channels to reduce flooding and prevent the pollution of our waters. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|What you should keep out of the stormwater drain||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/keep-out-of-stormwater-drain.aspx||What you should keep out of the stormwater drain||Help keep our waterways clean through simple daily practices. Avoid putting chemicals, rubbish and contaminants into stormwater drains. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Safe Networks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-quality-targeted-rate/Pages/safe-networks.aspx||Safe Networks||Safe Networks conduct monitoring and investigations in our streams, watercourses and stormwater network to identify contaminants and track them to their source.||aspx||Environment|