About the Three Waters Review into drinking, waste and storm water.
Alongside the Essential Freshwater programme, the Government is reviewing (as part of the Three Waters Review) challenges facing:
1. Drinking water
The Three Waters Review addresses immediate concerns about drinking water safety following the Havelock North incident in 2016. This was when a drinking water supply was contaminated with campylobacter.
In order to take a holistic approach to managing water – ki uta, ki tai – the Three Waters Review aims to:
- strengthen the regulation of Three Waters infrastructure
- ensure they complement the wider Essential Freshwater reforms.
For further information including a report back on stakeholder engagement, see Three Waters Review [Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs website]