Environmental issues

Water quality

Water pollution and treatment

Water quality is primarily affected by pollution from point and diffuse sources, land management practices and water extraction. The information below has been designed to assist in better management of water pollution from these sources.

Authorised officers

The information below is for authorised officers in local councils who have the authority to issue prevention notices for water pollution.  Under section 120 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act it is an offence to pollute waters.

Page last updated: 29 August 2012