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We're responsible for managing and monitoring our district's water resources.  This includes the coastline, rivers, streams, wetlands, freshwater and groundwater.

Water use data

Water users - enter your water use data(external link)


River quality and quantity, 
Can I swim here? 

LAWA(external link)

Can I Swim Here

Can I swim here

Water quality at popular swimming and shellfish gathering sites

Pest Freshwater

Aquatic Pests

Freshwater plant, weed and fish pests



Using freshwater resources

Freshwater Plan

To help manage the availability and quality of freshwater in our region


Using groundwater, bore permits

Bore water survey

Te Hapara Sands aquifer survey

Irrigation requirements

Guidelines for water permit applicants on the Poverty Bay Flats

Navigation and Safety

Bylaw, jet ski, hot works application


Low flow, riverbed trends, shingle extraction

Stormwater drainage

Land drainage for flood control, urban and rural, roadside drains

Wetlands and lakes

Working with wetlands

Action for healthy waterways

The ‘Action for Healthy Waterways’ package introduces new rules and regulations

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