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Acceptable Solutions

Acceptable Solutions provide drinking water suppliers with a ready-made option to meet their compliance obligations under the Water Services Act 2021. They apply to particular supply types and situations and must be implemented in their entirety.

These have been developed in collaboration with sector reference groups from various water supply types across Aotearoa. The commencement date for Acceptable Solutions is 14 November 2022.

If you're a registered supplier and choose to use an Acceptable Solution, then you don't need to submit a Drinking Water Safety Plan. You do need to let us know you've chosen this option in Hinekōrako, our online self-service portal.