Discharging stormwater to a watercourse
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Any discharge of stormwater to a watercourse must comply with:
Council discharging stormwater
We can discharge stormwater from the roading network or other developments to a watercourse.
These discharges are also subject to the Local Government Act 1974 and Local Government Act 2002.
This does not mean that we own or are responsible for the watercourse.
Property owners discharging stormwater
Before you discharge stormwater to a watercourse beyond your property, get the written consent from the owner of the affected property, unless:
An easement is an agreement between property owners that allows one to use, not own, another property for access or service.
- you have an easement
- the stormwater follows a natural course and causes no damage
- the stormwater does not present a flooding risk.
|What you should keep out of the stormwater drain||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/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|
|Who maintains watercourses||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/maintenance-stormwater-infrastructure/Pages/who-maintains-watercourses.aspx||Who maintains watercourses||Manage your stream by adding plants and rocks to slow down the flow of water and reduce erosion. Keep the stream free of rubbish and chemicals. ||aspx|
|Your responsibilities as owner of a private watercourse||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/stormwater/maintenance-stormwater-infrastructure/Pages/your-responsibilities-as-owner-of-private-watercourse.aspx||Your responsibilities as owner of a private watercourse||As an owner of a watercourse, you have the responsibility that it is clear and unblocked, and all works done complies with the Stormwater Bylaw ||aspx|