The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Pollution

No rubbish may be put in the Lake. You cannot pollute the lake waters with any fluid or solid matter detrimental to heath. This includes bottles, tins or cartons.

It is an offence under the Resource Management Act 1991 to discharge contaminants such as treated or untreated sewage into Lake Taupō unless the discharge is specifically authorised by a resource consent.

Toilet pump out facilities are available for craft with sewage holding tanks or portable toilets at the Taupō Landing Reserve main wharf, Tokaanu wharf, Motuoapa and Kinloch marinas.

You can find more useful information about marine environmental protection on the Maritime New Zealand website.