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Proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water

10 January 2022
Ministry for the Environment
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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. 

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