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Consultation

Find out more about our consultations. Your feedback helps inform our decisions and regulatory approach.

Current consultations

Network Environmental Performance Measures

This is one of many consultations which will help inform our regulatory approach. As the new water services regulator of Aotearoa New Zealand, we’re committed to shining a light on environmental performance of our water networks and ensuring all communities receive safe drinking water every day.

Second Tranche of Drinking Water and Wastewater Network Environmental Performance Measures - Taumata Arowai - Citizen Space

We've extended the close off date for this consultation by two weeks to 5pm on Friday, 9 December 2022.

Notifiable Risks and Hazards

Taumata Arowai is aware of issues that could affect the safety of drinking water being supplied to consumers, its sufficiency, its compliance and its acceptability in terms of its aesthetic properties (like taste, clarity and odour). 

The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback on a proposed list of notifiable risks and hazards.

The close off date for this consultation is 5pm on Wednesday, 7 December 2022.

If you have any questions about these consultations, please contact korero@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Closed consultations

From 17 January to 28 March 2022, we sought feedback on the following proposed documents:  

  • Drinking Water Standards
  • Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules
  • Drinking Water Aesthetic Values
  • Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Roof Water Supplies
  • Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Spring and Bore Water Supplies
  • Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Rural Agricultural Water Supplies
  • Drinking Water Network Environmental Performance Measures 

Consultation on these documents is now closed. 

  Published Came into effect
Drinking Water Standards 9 June 2022 14 November 2022
Drinking Water Aesthetic Values 15 June 2022 14 November 2022
Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules 25 July 2022 14 November 2022 (anticipate reporting in line with the new Rules from 1 January 2023)
Drinking Water Acceptable Solutions 27 October 2022 14 November 2022

Drinking Water Network  Environmental Performance Measures

30 June 2022 Phase one: reporting period begins 1 July 2022