How we manage stormwater
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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.
|Stormwater and waterway projects||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/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|
|Prevent flooding and blockages on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/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|
|Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/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|
|Maintenance of stormwater infrastructure||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/maintenance-stormwater-infrastructure||Maintenance of stormwater infrastructure||The responsibility of maintaining stormwater assets such as pipes, drains, streams and channels depends on whether they are on public or private property. ||aspx|
|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|