This morning at 11am the Government has announced proposals for further freshwater reform. The proposals contain details of a new National Environmental Standard for wastewater discharges and overflows on page 59 of the discussion document. The discussion document contains proposals for wastewater network operators to develop a risk management plan for wastewater in their district, and new proposals for stormwater management on page 62.
Submissions close on 17 October and Water New Zealand will be making a submission. Please send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 4 October if you wish us to incorporate your views.
The documents can be found below
- FINAL Freshwater Discussion Document Sept2019.pdf
- action-for-healthy-waterways-summary printable.pdf
- Freshwater Overview A3.pdf