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The Big Water StoryWai māori, wai ora

#thebigwaterstory is about wastewater, drinking water and stormwater. Whether it is the water we drink and eat with, the water we flush down the toilet, or the water we swim in the river with. Water is all around us and affects our every day lives.

As part of Project Thrive, the importance of water to our community was one of the loudest messages. This, combined with a vision for growth and prosperity, environmental responsibilities, as well as strong and durable infrastructure is how #thebigwaterstory began.  


To deliver the improvements required, Council has developed a programme of upgrades and improvements to ensure that the drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is able to meet the current and future needs of the community. 

Following project THRIVE, creation of The Big Water Story brand, and adoption of the LTP in 2018, attention and focus have shifted from discussion and consultation to planning and delivery.

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