Taumata Arowai - Water Services Regulator Bill

NZNO seeks your feedback on the above Bill which, if passed, would create a regulatory body to oversee, administer, and enforce a new drinking water regulatory system.

Taumata Arowai–the Water Services Regulator (Taumata Arowai) would be established as a new Crown agent dedicated solely to drinking water.

It would also provide for its governance arrangements, including the establishment of a board and Māori Advisory Group. 

A dedicated drinking water regulator was recommended by the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry as necessary to oversee the entire drinking water system, help prevent tragedies such as the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak, and ensure New Zealand communities have access to safe and acceptable drinking water.

Please see link for the Bill

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