During the 2010-2011 monitoring year, there were a total of 4025 consented activities, and 260 registered permitted activities in the council's database. All of the registered permitted activities relate to non-consented dairy farms.
The largest number of activities relate to the discharge of a contaminant – such as farm dairy effluent or stormwater – to land or to water. More than one compliance visit was made to some surface water take resource consents during the drought conditions. For coastal consents, 448 consents did not require monitoring in 2010-2011.