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Freshwater management tools in Auckland and NZ

The Government has introduced new tools to restore and protect the health of our waterways. The Essential Freshwater package introduces new rules and regulations designed to:​

  • reverse past damage and bring New Zealand’s freshwater resources, waterways and ecosystems to a healthy state within a generation
  • stop further degradation of freshwater resources and improve water quality within five years.

Upcoming reviews and regulations as part of this policy will include:

  • a review of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services. The Three Waters Review aims to improve current regulations and infrastructure, ensuring any regulatory changes complement the wider Essential Freshwater reforms
  • introducing new regulations for farms with freshwater plans to report sales of fertiliser containing nitrogen.

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