Integrated Three Waters Bylaw

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The proposed Integrated Three Waters Bylaw that regulates wastewater (including trade waste), stormwater and water supply has now been adopted.


Read the final Integrated Three Waters Bylaw on the QLDC website here


Why have an Integrated Three Waters Bylaw?

Our environment is precious and it takes a collective approach to protect it for future generations. Not just for our people, but for those living and playing downstream from us.

While the Council is responsible for building, operating and maintaining the essential infrastructure, we all have a part to play to keep things running smoothly.

Prior to to the Integrated Three Waters Bylaw we had an existing Water Supply Bylaw 2015 and a Trade Waste Bylaw 2014 which needed to be reviewed. The Council also identified the need to introduce a stormwater and wastewater bylaw to cater for increased demand on infrastructure. Integrating these bylaws now allows Council to take a more holistic approach that recognises Te Mana o Te Wai, using water stewardship initiatives, that will provide safe drinking water, keep our lakes, rivers and environment clean and protect our infrastructure from misuse. It will also provide a more user friendly set of guidelines for the community.

We’ve pulled together a one pager in the document library explaining how the Integrated Three Waters Bylaw could affect residents and trade premises. It highlights the key takeaways for each part of the Bylaw including Water Supply, Stormwater and Wastewater along with common contamination examples that the Bylaw sets to prevent.

Read the proposal

The documents are also available at the Council offices at 10 Gorge Road and 74 Shotover Street in Queenstown and 47 Ardmore Street in Wānaka and public libraries district-wide.

Submissions for this project closed at 5.00pm on 27 September 2020


The proposed Integrated Three Waters Bylaw that regulates wastewater (including trade waste), stormwater and water supply has now been adopted.


Read the final Integrated Three Waters Bylaw on the QLDC website here


Why have an Integrated Three Waters Bylaw?

Our environment is precious and it takes a collective approach to protect it for future generations. Not just for our people, but for those living and playing downstream from us.

While the Council is responsible for building, operating and maintaining the essential infrastructure, we all have a part to play to keep things running smoothly.

Prior to to the Integrated Three Waters Bylaw we had an existing Water Supply Bylaw 2015 and a Trade Waste Bylaw 2014 which needed to be reviewed. The Council also identified the need to introduce a stormwater and wastewater bylaw to cater for increased demand on infrastructure. Integrating these bylaws now allows Council to take a more holistic approach that recognises Te Mana o Te Wai, using water stewardship initiatives, that will provide safe drinking water, keep our lakes, rivers and environment clean and protect our infrastructure from misuse. It will also provide a more user friendly set of guidelines for the community.

We’ve pulled together a one pager in the document library explaining how the Integrated Three Waters Bylaw could affect residents and trade premises. It highlights the key takeaways for each part of the Bylaw including Water Supply, Stormwater and Wastewater along with common contamination examples that the Bylaw sets to prevent.

Read the proposal

The documents are also available at the Council offices at 10 Gorge Road and 74 Shotover Street in Queenstown and 47 Ardmore Street in Wānaka and public libraries district-wide.

Submissions for this project closed at 5.00pm on 27 September 2020


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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    What steps can Council take to best protect the district's precious environment and vital infrastructure?  

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