Reduce pressure on water infrastructure through better water management and conservation

Section: 6.3. Building attractive and inclusive cities


Steps that should be taken to reduce pressure on water infrastructure include:

  1. Using planning rulebooks to encourage on-site solutions. For example, building coverage could be increased in exchange for installation of on-site stormwater-management devices.
  2. Removing regulatory barriers to water conservation, such as consent requirements to install rainwater harvesting tanks.
  3. Setting performance standards that improve the water performance of appliances.


  • Local Government (or New Water Entities)
  • Manatū Mō Te Taiao | Ministry for the Environment
  • Hīkina Whakatutuki | Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
  • Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
  • Taumata Arowai


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