Compliance Trends

Compliance rates for the last six years show a gradual increase in full compliance between 2003 and 2007. However, since 2007, there has been a slight decrease in full compliance and a small increase in both minor and significant non-compliance.

The initial increase in full compliance reflects the progress made in improving FDE systems between 2003-07, as a result of a joint effort by the Council, the dairy industry and farmers.

An increase in cattle numbers has affected compliance since 2007 as more supplements are fed on concrete or other hard surfaces and treatment/disposal systems have not been upgraded to manage the increased effluent loadings.