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Māori Anxious about the Future of Water


Reforms on how drinking water will be regulated is at the forefront of the annual Water New Zealand Conference and Expo in Hamilton this week. 

Water New Zealand’s Principal Advisor Water Quality for, Jim Graham says the industry is taking a positive look at the reforms while trying to fully understand what any impacts could be.

"It's made people I suspect a little bit nervous because there are so many unknowns”.

Environment Ministers, David Parker and Nanaia Mahuta updated the sector on the three waters policy announcement by the government in July, a system overhaul to improve the regulation of wastewater and stormwater systems. Small water suppliers such as schools and marae will now come under the new regulatory system. 

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