Water quality

Some water from our homes goes into streams - some gets treated. It's best if the two don't mix. This guide will help you protect our rivers and streams from paint, chemicals and other pollution.

What you can do

There are many ways to improve and maintain the health of our fresh water. Many urban streams are poor quality - we need to do all we can to improve them.

Report spills

To report spills, or pollution incidents: phone 03 543 8400 – 24 hours.

Motueka bore water quality survey

We're testing selected bore water quality in Motueka and Riwaka between October and December.

Read more about the survey

Report spills or pollution
Around the house
Rural properties
Join a clean stream or river care group
Clean stream accord
Swimming pools
Bathing in water contaminated with E. coli
Private water supplies and treatment
Hand washing and public toilets

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