Ora wai. Ora tangata.
Healthy water. Healthy people.
Ko te Taumata Arowai he wāhi whakaaroaro
i waenga i te wai me te tangata, me
tūhonohono tētahi ki tētahi. Taumata Arowai serves as a reflection point
between wai and tangata,
people and water and their connection.
Ko te Taumata Arowai te Kaiwhakarite Ratonga Wai mō Aotearoa. Ka pūmau mātau ki te whakarite ka āhei atu ngā hapori katoa ki ngā wai pai mō te inu me te whai wāhanga tirotiro mō te tiaki i te taiao mai i ngā pānga o te wai para me te wai marangai.
Taumata Arowai will be the new water services regulator for Aotearoa. We will be committed to ensuring all communities have access to safe drinking water and have an oversight role in protecting the environment from the impacts of waste and stormwater.
Ko Te Manatū Hauora te kaiwhakarite wai inu i tēnei wā. Ka riro i a te Taumata Arowai te mana whakahaere mai i Te Manatū Hauora ina mana te Ture Ratonga Wai, ko te tikanga hei te wāhanga tuarua o 2021.
The Ministry of Health is the current regulator of drinking water. Taumata Arowai will become fully operational when it takes over from the Ministry of Health following the commencement of the Water Services Act, expected to be in the second half of 2021.