Proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water
10 January 2022
Source:Ministry for the Environment
Everyone should have access to safe drinking water. That’s why we are considering changes to the NES-DW (National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water) to make our drinking water safer, and we want to hear what you think.
Three areas of improvement are proposed: standardising the way we define source-water areas, strengthening regulation of activities around water sources, and including more water suppliers under the NES-DW.
Read the consultation document for Kia kaha ake te tiakina o ngā puna wai-inu: Improving the protection of drinking-water source
Submissions close, 6 March 2022.