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Drainage Bylaw


Drainage and flood protection rules

We’re reviewing our rules around our flood protection works and our land drainage and stormwater drains.

About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture

We’ve renamed our bylaw to reflect that it’s also about stormwater drainage in our townships. We’ve made some changes to the rules around how close to our drains you can plant vegetation. We’re also removing the allowance for stock to use drains for drinking water, as we want to reduce the likelihood of effluent entering our waterways. We’ve also clarified that you need our permission to have a crossing that crosses a drain, and it’s your responsibility to ensure any crossing is safe and clear from debris.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

The following contains a summary of our changes, our draft bylaw, and the background information about why we think a bylaw is needed and how this bylaw will address the problems we face.

If you prefer to view the information separately: