Farm dairy wastewater

There are approximately 780 active dairy farms in the Northland region, with an average herd size of 325 and average milk solids per cow of 350kg in the 2020/21 season.

Dairy is the second-largest contributor to economic activity in Northland.

Find out what these common terms mean as defined in the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland.
Information about different wastewater management systems.
Reports on farm trials to reduce wastewater volumes.
Different methods for storage and disposal of farm wastewater.
Find out about the rules that apply to the discharge and management of farm wastewater.
Maintaining and enhancing water quality in our rivers and coastal waters.
Information on managing stormwater to reduce wastewater volumes.
How sludge beds and weeping walls work, and what the benefits are.
Information about constructing or modifying a feed or stand-off pad.
How to select and design the right system to achieve effective land application.
Compliance statistics from the 2010/11 dairy season to 2022/22.