The water supply process starts with the consented collection of water from multiple sources including the Waikato River, groundwater sources and the Maraetai Stream in Port Waikato.
These source waters generally contain a number of impurities which require treatment before it becomes suitable for household supply. Council is responsible for ensuring the supply of 'potable' (drinkable) water to our ratepayers.
Water supply and wastewater are two infrastructure considerations you need to consider in relation to obtaining consents when developing land, building or renovating. Find out more in land and property and see the water supply and wastewater forms below for more information.