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Funding to support Private Drinking Water Suppliers

Private drinking water suppliers can apply to Council for a ‘Private Drinking Water Supplier Fund’ grant.

Funding to support Private Drinking Water Suppliers

Private drinking water suppliers can apply to Council for a ‘Private Drinking Water Supplier Fund’ grant.

Provided as part of the governments COVID -19 stimulus funding for three waters, the total funding available for Central Hawke's Bay District Council is $150,000.00.

Applications to the fund open 1 December 2021 and close 30 April 2022.  Applicants must complete the online application form and may provide any supporting documentation.

This grant fund is contestable, so success will dependent on the application meeting the grant criteria, the priority of the grant purpose compared with others, and the grant money available.

Potential Fund Users

  • Water quality testing
  • Water safety plan creation/updates
  • Small water system equipment or upgrades
  • Drinking water supply training courses
  • Installing systems to prevent water backflow
  • New water tanks
  • New water source investigation
  • Preparing operations and maintenance manuals and standard operating procedures

Funding eligibility

  • Applicants will demonstrate alignment with one or more of the stated Hawke’s Bay project objectives.
  • Applicants must show intent to engage with Councils and be transparent about the performance of their drinking water & associated systems.
  • Applications will support the objectives of the Water Services Act 2021 for the continuous improvement of the quality of drinking water services.
  • If the applicant is an individual they must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand; if the application is from a group or organisation, the Private Drinking Water Supply must be based in the Hawke’s Bay region.

Funding applications

Applications to the fund open 1 December 2021 and close 30 April 2022.  Applicants must complete the online application form and may provide any supporting documentation.

  • Funding is capped at $10,000 per application
  • All applications will be assessed and approved by the Council Group Managers of Infrastructure, and reported back monthly to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Leaders Forum.
  • Applicants will be notified via email as to the outcome of their application.
  • All applicants must provide confirmation and evidence (eg; receipt) to Council within 6 months of the grant being made. Failure to do this could negate future council funding requests from the applicant.

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Leaders Forum participants are the Mayors/Chair of the five Hawke’s Bay Councils.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Funding cannot be used for ongoing operations costs of a drinking water system.
  • Funding cannot be used to pay Council water rates.

Funding Eligibility

  • Applications will demonstrate alignment with one or more stated Hawke’s Bay project objectives.
  • Applications must demonstrate intent to engage with Councils and provide transparency about the performance of drinking water & associated systems.
  • Applications will support the objectives of the Water Services Act 2021 for the continuous improvement of the quality of drinking water services.
  • If the applicant is an individual they must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand; if the application is from a group or organisation, the Private Drinking Water Supply must be based in the Hawke’s Bay region.

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