The Freshwater Plan
We need to change our rules about freshwater to meet the Government’s National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM 2020) direction to significantly improve freshwater health within a generation. It sets national bottom lines for freshwater health that we must meet, such as E. coli levels (an indicator for disease causing organisms) and water clarity (an indicator of sediment).
The draft Freshwater Plan Change is one piece of the puzzle and a blueprint for improving the health of freshwater – rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and aquifers – in Te Taitokerau Northland.
To get more information about the draft Freshwater Plan Change and have your say, visit wai.it.matters.nz