Improving the protection of drinking-water sources

Closes 6 Mar 2022

Opened 10 Jan 2022

Overview

Everyone should have access to safe drinking water. We are considering changes to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water (NES-DW) to make our drinking water safer, and we want to hear what you think.

Why we are consulting

The Government is proposing three key areas of improvement to the NES-DW to strengthen its ability to protect drinking water sources: standardising the way we define source water areas, strengthening regulation of activities around water sources, and including more water suppliers under the NES-DW.

Read the consultation document for Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu: Improving the protection of drinking-water source [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Read the full press release from the Minister

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