Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter
Send news

News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Advocacy  eLearning  falls  parking  energy  efficiency  heating  insulation  advice  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  Matariki  webinar  diabetes  workplace  Film  Climate Change  solutions  urban  management  economy  plan  restoration  Report  Vulnerability  welfare  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  legislation  injury prevention  reading  Meeting Room  conservation  language  refugees  recreation  built environment  data  venue  urban design  Food  older people  finances  suicide  heritage  gender  recycling  breastfeeding  public  identity  Nursing  submissions  Rainbow  biodiversity  campaign  promotion  Gut Health  diversity  therapy  older adults  sexuality  computing  pollution  School Holidays  Arts Therapy  providers  gambling  Maori health  Cervical cancer  screening  trauma  autism  Governance  treaty of waitangi  care  mentoring  pets  relaxation  Professional Development  pornography  exhibition  history  discrimination  vaping  equity  lockdown  grief  rural  hygiene  participation  tourism  summer  intervention  warning  podcast  science  petition  swimming  roadworks  traffic  wildlife  beaches  pools  immunisation  vaccination  brain  preparation  open day  market  evaluation  noise  music 

Have your say on our draft water services bylaws

Thursday, December 2, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: water, management, consultation, community engagement, submissions

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 29th November 2021

Consultation opens today on two new draft bylaws for Christchurch City Council’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services.

The Council is proposing replacing its current Water Supply, Wastewater and Stormwater Bylaw 2014 with two separate bylaws – the Draft Water Supply and Wastewater Bylaw, and the Draft Stormwater and Land Drainage Bylaw.

The changes broadly focus on reducing contaminants in stormwater, strengthening the security of the district’s water supply network, and ensuring all of the water services networks generally operate efficiently.

Council Acting Head of Three Waters and Waste Tim Drennan says the proposed changes are in response to regulatory changes the Council must comply with.

“Those changes include more stringent standards for drinking water safety and also stormwater discharge consent conditions, to improve the quality of stormwater channelled back into the environment.

“Having up to date fit-for-purpose bylaws will maintain good regulatory stewardship, meet the Council’s current obligations, protect our three waters infrastructure for our communities, and put the Council in a good regulatory position for the Government’s Three Waters Reform.

“While the bylaw reviews are separate to the reform, we do need to be in the best regulatory position possible in light of what has been signalled for the future,” adds Mr Drennan.

As part of its bylaw review the Council is proposing introducing an Industrial Stormwater Discharge Licence, which means some industrial premises would need to obtain a licence from the Council to continue discharging stormwater, depending on the type of activity.

Mr Drennan says the licensing system is designed to encourage improvements in how stormwater from industrial premises is managed.

“There will be costs associated with the system, so we really encourage operators of industrial businesses to look at our ‘Have your say’ webpage for more information and to get in touch if they have further questions.”

Submissions on the draft bylaws will be open for longer than usual, as the consultation period includes the summer break. Submissions will close on 9th February 2022, with hearings to be held shortly after.

“We encourage people to read more about the proposals and to make a submission if they have any suggestions or concerns,” adds Mr Drennan.

Learn more about the draft bylaws and have your say.