Info for water users

Want to make use of Taranaki's freshwater resource? Find out your rights and responsibilities.

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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Dairy effluent

As a general rule, farm dairy effluent must be discharged to land.
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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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Irrigation

To take and use water for pasture irrigation you need to apply for resource consent.
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Boaties, anglers & trampers

Clean all gear when moving between waterways.
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