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Erosion and Sediment Control Guide 

To download or purchase

The guide is available for download in PDF below. You can also purchase a printed or a CD copy through our customer services team.

Download the full guide using the first link below - or use the following links to download specific chapters:



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Update your own copy of the guidelines by printing off and replacing the pages below:

  • April 2008  Page 9: the web address for Waimakariri District Council has been updated to:
  • April 2008  Pages 143-146 (pdf 399 kB)
    Corrections made to section 7.2.1 Sediment retention ponds, Decanting outlet devices design on pages 144 & 145.

Have you noticed other corrections or improvements needed? Fill in our  feedback form (pdf 42 kB).


A full ring-bound reference copy of the guidelines costs $40.00 (GST inclusive), or a CD version costs $4.00 (GST inclusive).

To purchase your copy:

  • Collect it from Environment Canterbury offices (Christchurch or Timaru);
  • Print out, complete and post in the  purchasing form (pdf 22 kB) with payment and we'll post it to you.
  • Phone our customer services team with your credit card details and we’ll post it to you.

Note: EFTPOS and credit card payment options are only available from the Christchurch office.

Businesses that order items on a regular basis can apply for a billing account. Please contact customer services for an account request form and post or fax (03 365-3194) it to Customer Services. Account holders will be invoiced payable by the 20th of each month.