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Taking action for sustainable use and management of water

Last updated: 22 February 2023
Reporting frequency: Quarterly
Portfolio: Water and land

We are accelerating actions to improve and protect drinking water sources, and set standards for effective management of stormwater and wastewater.

We are supporting water users to develop infrastructure and practices (including exploring the role of environmental infrastructure) to access water sources and use them sustainably.

How are we tracking on our Levels of Service?

Level of Service 7: Work with Ngāi Tahu, the community, industry, and the region’s city and district councils to improve Three Waters, including urban water quality.

To achieve this level of service, we will:

  • 7.1 Deliver prioritised catchment programmes to improve urban water quality.

How are we doing: Staff from the regional council and the city and district councils work together to consider drinking water, wastewater and stormwater, and provide information and advice to industry and the wider community.

On track
Level of Service 12: Partner with others to ensure that regional water infrastructure contributes to outcomes sought through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy and central government's Essential Freshwater package, and improves resilience.

To achieve this level of service, we will:

  • 12.1 Identify opportunities for improving environmental outcomes through infrastructure and establish projects though a regional work programme.

How are we doing: Our regional work programme includes Selwyn District Environmental Infrastructure and Hekeao Hinds Plains Environmental Infrastructure.

On track

How are we doing on our key initiatives?

Three Waters Reform and Implementation, to support the region’s city and district councils to improve Three Waters

How are we doing: Technical advice has been provided to Taumata Arowai and the Department of Internal Affairs via working groups and a technical submission. Relationships have been established across takiwā regional councils and work initiated on regulatory alignment. We continue to work with city and district councils to improve compliance.

On track

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