Three Waters Reform Programme

All New Zealanders need safe, reliable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services. We depend on these for the health and wellbeing of our communities and our environment.

Listen to Minister of Local Government Nanaia Mahuta talk about why the Government is proceeding with reform.

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Fast facts

  • Drinking water

    Find out more about the
    four-year journey the Government has taken to ensure all New Zealanders receive safe, affordable and reliable drinking water services.

  • Wastewater

    Read reports from the Three Waters Review about the future costs of wastewater networks that meet minimum environmental standards.

  • Stormwater

    Find out more about the Stormwater Technical Working Group, established in March 2021, and their Transition Plan Report.

  • About Three Waters
    Reform Programme

    In July 2020, the Government launched the Three Waters Reform Programme to reform local government three waters service delivery arrangements.

  • Frequently Asked

    Frequently asked questions about Three Waters Reform Programme.

  • National Transition Unit

    Learn more about the transition to the new system for delivery of water services

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