Performance targets

Continue to implement and improve a prioritised State of the Environment monitoring programme and monitor compliance with, and the effects of, the exercise of resource consents and Regional Plans by:

· Carrying out investigations into the water resources of ‘at risk' aquifers – ACHIEVED

· Operating a region-wide water quality network for the measurement, recording and reporting of groundwater quality trends – ACHIEVED

· Collecting water use records and measuring stream flows, groundwater and lake levels associated with significant water abstractions – ACHIEVED

· Report the results from the SoE monitoring programmes in the annual monitoring report and make available on the Council's website at by 31 October each year – NOT ACHIEVED (loaded 6 weeks late)

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