Drinking Water for New Zealand
Managed by ESR for the Ministry of Health. Data extracted from the National WINZ Database.
The Act was passed in October 2007. This replaces a mainly voluntary approach to ensuring water supplies provide safe water.
"... to protect the health and safety of people and communities by promoting adequate supplies of safe and wholesome drinking water from all drinking-water supplies."
Where this website lists entries from a Register, there is a link to the list below.
Water suppliers must:
A Water Carrier (someone who supplies drinking-water by tanker rather than pipes) must:
Drinking Water Assessors (DWAs) are empowered to:
Monitoring tests must be carried out by a recognised laboratory. (see list)
See the Act itself for details of what constitutes a drinking-water supply, because a number of factors such as ownership, population, and who can access the water affect whether supplies are covered, and to what extent.
For those supplies that need to comply, dates are as follows:
|Supply size||Population Range||Must comply from|
|New supplies||-||1 July 2012|
|Large||10,001 or more||1 July 2012|
|Medium||5,001 - 10,000||1 July 2013|
|Minor||501 - 5,000||1 July 2014|
|Small||101 - 500||1 July 2015|
|Neighbourhood||25 - 100||1 July 2016|
|Rural agricultural||-||1 July 2016|
Note that, if you're not sure how, or cannot afford, to improve your supply to compliance level, assistance may be available to you through the Drinking Water Assistance Programme (DWAP).