A council-run rural water supply near Waimate has recently been impacted by high nitrate concentrations and is not meeting drinking water standards.
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Find out more about why we decided not to appeal the Court of Appeal’s water bottling decision.
Environment Canterbury has received the decision of the Court of Appeal on its grant of consents for water bottling activities carried out by two companies.
Responding to criticism from Greenpeace, Environment Canterbury says it has always acknowledged the extent of the water quality challenge in our waterways.
In the early hours of Sunday 30 January, oil spilt into the Cam / Ruataniwha River after a significant fire was extinguished in Kaiapoi.
The recent Canterbury floods raise questions around the impact of climate change and the need to plan ahead.
Our Long-Term Plan 2021-31 has been formally adopted. The plan sets the course for our work in the region across the ten years.
On Sunday 11 April 2021 consultation on Environment Canterbury’s draft Long-Term Plan will close.
On 8 March we released the draft Long-Term Plan for community feedback, which contains two options for consultation.
Water is life. Out of a list of crucial tasks and ambitions, managing and nurturing our water is the most important job that Environment Canterbury has.
DIYers are being warned about the potential for accidentally contaminating their own home during home maintenance over summer.
It only takes a small amount of poo to pollute a whole swimming area and ruin a lot of people’s summer holidays.