The Otago Water Plan includes a suite of water quality rules to ensure good quality water in Otago’s waterways.
These rules control contaminants and sediment coming off rural properties into waterways from runoff, leaching,
and drains (non-point sources). Landholders are responsible for choosing methods of managing contaminant
discharge to waterways that ensure that their property complies with the rules.
this link to find out more
LAWA displays water quality and trend information for more than 1100 freshwater sites throughout New Zealand
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Otago has been experiencing drier than normal conditions recently. These are likely
to continue throughout the 2015-16 summer, due to the El Nino event under way in the
More info on managing water availability this summer
Information displayed on this web site is provisional and has not
been checked using the Council’s Quality Assurance procedures.
The Otago Regional Council, Contact Energy, Trustpower, Environment Canterbury,
Environment Southland and NIWA do not make any warranty, expressed or implied or
assume legal liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of
this information nor does it make any representation whatsoever that the
information is fit for any particular purpose.
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