Managed Aquifer Recharge reports
Gisborne District Council reports on the managed aquifer recharge trial.
August 2018 - Granted Resource Consent [PDF, 758 KB]
To change conditions of water take and discharge of water from the Waipaoa River to the Makauri Aquifer through an injection bore for a Managed Aquifer Recharge Trial.
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) reports
December 2017 - Results 2017 Injection Trial [PDF, 12 MB]
June 2017 - Poverty Bay MAR Initial Test Report [PDF, 4 MB]
March 2016 - Kaiaponi Site and Source Water Option [PDF, 4.6 MB]
March 2016 - Pilot Trial Options Analysis [PDF, 768 KB]
March 2016 - The AgriBusiness Group [PDF, 695 KB]
October 2015 Te Arai River - Assessment of Ecological Impact GDC Science Report 2/2015 [PDF, 921 KB]
February 1993 - Groundwater of the Poverty Bay Flats [PDF, 4.1 MB]
September 2020 - MAR Progress Report to Operations Committee 20-280(external link)
August 2020 - MAR Progress Report to Operations Committee 20-209(external link)
June 2018 - Appoint commissioner - Report 18/298
October 2017 - Pilot project Report 17/321
August 2017 - MAR pilot project Report 17/321
July 2017 - Update and next steps Report 17/252
March 2017 - Potential Impacts on regional economy Report 17/093
April 2016 - approve use of the Waipaoa River at Kaiaponi Farms as the source water and locations for the trial. We have permission to lodge the resource consent Report 16/174
March 2016 - Report 16/079
December 2015 - Report 15/425
September 2015 - Report 15/293
August 2015 - MAR consent processing delegations [PDF, 197 KB]
To delegate Bay of Plenty Regional Council authority to process the MAR project resource consent applications.
May 2015 - Makauri Aquifer - MAR
MAR is being considered for the Makauri aquifer in order to recharge the aquifer and potentially use it also for winter storage, increasing water availability during the irrigation season on the Poverty Bay Flats.
Groundwater pressures in the Makauri aquifer, (which most of the groundwater is abstracted) are showing a general long-term decline. This trend is indicative of the pressure placed on water availability from the aquifer, especially during drought years.
The Regional Policy Statement water management section, to be replaced by the proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan requires Council to avoid any decline in aquifer water levels.