Requirements for using fresh water

Taking & using stream & river water

Use of small amounts of water does not require a resource consent.
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Wells, bores & groundwater

Stay within the limits if you want to drill a well or bore, and take and use groundwater without needing resource consents.
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Liquid waste disposal & septic tanks

This information is particularly relevant for those outside the reach of municipal wastewater systems operated by District Councils.
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Stormwater

Good management of stormwater runoff from worksites is important to prevent contamination of waterways or groundwater.
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Freshwater biosecurity

Clean all gear when moving between waterways.
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