Water Services Manager's Group (WSMG)

Water Services Managers' Group (WSMG)

WSMG members water hub forum 


The Water Services Managers Group (WSMG) is made up of Territorial Local Authorities or their agents who are responsible for the management of water supply, trunk sewers, local reticulation, sewage treatment and stormwater assets. This group was formed by a merger of the Water Supply Managers and Drainage Managers Groups in November 2007.

Management Committee for 2017/18

  • Chair: Martyn Cole, Kapiti Coast District Council
  • Lorraine Kendrick, Waipa District Council
  • Ulrich Glasner - Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Kalley Simpson, Waimakariri District Council
  • EJ Wentzel, Hauraki District Council
  • Mark Hall, New Plymouth District Council


Major aims of the group

  • Promote the interests and needs of 3 Waters with all sectors through Water New Zealand.
  • Provide advice on new technology, best practice and share technical knowledge for the advancement of the 3 Water services.
  • Involvement and participation in Regional and National Standards; provide technical leadership and advice.
  • Undertake projects in areas of common need and interest.
  • Provide a support network for all WSMG members.

View the groups objectives and rules here.


Membership of the group is available to one representative of any Territorial Authority or its agent having the role of managing water services and assets or wastewater services and assets and specifying the level of service received by customers. Members of the WSMG must be a Corporate Member of Water New Zealand and pay the membership fee to belong to the Group. In addition, the bulk water supply providers of the Auckland and Wellington regions shall be eligible for membership.


Meetings are held twice per year, usually in April and November.
Contact the WSMG liaison to find out when the next meeting is to be held.

Annual Report

WSMG Annual Report 2016/2017
WSMG Annual Report 2015/2016
WSMG Annual Report 2014/2015
WSMG Annual Report 2013/2014