Environment Minister's media release
The Government today is announcing its next steps to improve the state of our waterways, promising a noticeable improvement in water quality within five years.
“Clean water is our birthright. Local rivers and lakes should be clean enough for our children to swim in, and put their head under, without getting crook,” Environment Minister David Parker said.
“There will be a focus on at-risk catchments so as to halt the decline. We’re not going to leave the hard issues for future generations.”