Our freshwater resources are precious – we can all play a part in protecting them for current and future generations.
Having plenty of clean freshwater is something we all want.
From the hills to our harbours, we’re working with landowners, communities, tangata whenua and other organisations to care for Northland’s water.
Improving water quality takes time, but the journey’s well underway and there’s plenty of great work happening right across the region.
As your regional council, we’re investing more than ever before in looking after water.
We have many roles when it comes to caring for Northland’s water, including:
- Advice and funding for landowners
- Water quality monitoring
- Rivers and rainfall monitoring
- 24/7 Environmental Hotline
- Resource consents
- Farm dairy effluent
- Rules for managing water quality and quantity
- Enviroschools projects to improve water quality
Find out about central government policy for freshwater management.
We’ve worked with communities in several ‘priority’ catchments to develop local plans for better managing fresh water.