The Hawke’s Bay Councils (Napier City Council, Hastings District Council, Wairoa District Council, and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council) want to work with private drinking water suppliers to learn understand and support efforts to meet our new obligations under the Water Services Act.
The Water Services Act 2021 seeks to ensure that drinking water suppliers provide safe drinking water to consumers through a new drinking water regulatory and risk management framework.
The Act requires more of councils and private drinking water suppliers.
There are also new obligations that already registered drinking water suppliers need to meet.
The Hawke’s Bay Councils (Napier City Council, Hastings District Council, Wairoa District Council, and Central Hawke’s Bay District Council) want to partner with private drinking water suppliers to establish the best approach to help us all meet our new obligations under the Water Services Act.
This project provides a test platform for both council and private suppliers to develop a methodology and framework so we can meet our respective obligations going forward.
We want identify the extent of private suppliers across Hawke’s Bay and work with a representative sample to:
To achieve the above, the Hawke's Bay Councils are working together on a project to engage with, understand and support private drinking water suppliers.
The project will help suppliers by:
Central Hawke's Bay District Council have created a publicly contestable fund to provide financial support to community-focused drinking water supplies that will need to meet the new standards under the Drinking Water Services Act. The fund will be administered by Council with application criteria and an application form here
Funding is capped at a maximum of $10,000 per application and applicants who provide water to a community faciliy (e.g. a Marae, Hall or Playcentre etc) will be prioritised.
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