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How we manage stormwater
Why we manage stormwater
We manage the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff to:
- minimise flooding
- maintain the environmental value of our aquatic habitats
- prevent the pollution of our seas.
Stormwater infrastructure consists of assets including:
- 6000km of pipes
- 45,000 manholes
- 6700 catchment pits
- more than 900 treatment devices.
These are used to manage rainfall runoff from urban areas.
The stormwater bylaw helps protect our waterways by ensuring stormwater systems are of a consistently high standard across Auckland.
For more information, see the Stormwater Bylaw.
Auckland region Network Discharge Consent (NDC)
The NDC sets out a range of requirements for connecting to the stormwater network and assets to be vested to the council.
For more information, email our Healthy Waters team.
|Stormwater and waterway projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/Pages/stormwater-and-waterway-projects.aspx||Stormwater and waterway projects||Through improvement projects on our stormwater network and waterways, we try to minimise flood risks, manage stormwater and prevent water contamination. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Rainwater tanks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/rainwater-tanks||Rainwater tanks||Learn the advantages of collecting rainwater on your property, how to use it, and information on installing an outdoor water tank.||aspx||Environment|
|Prevent flooding and blockages on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/prevent-flooding-blockages-on-property.aspx||Prevent flooding and blockages on your property||Keep drains and overland flow paths clear to prevent flooding and blockages on your property. Add permeable areas such as lawns to minimise runoff.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/missing-dislodged-damaged-manhole-cover.aspx||Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||Report missing, dislodged or damaged manhole covers, grilles and other stormwater assets urgently. Displaced assets pose a threat to public safety. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Discharging stormwater under our Network Discharge Consent (NDC)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwater/Pages/discharging-stormwwater-under-ndc.aspx||Discharging stormwater under our Network Discharge Consent (NDC)||If you are planning a development we may be able to authorise the discharge of stormwater under our regional Network Discharge Consent (NDC).||aspx|
|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|