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Does New Zealand have access to water?

Does New Zealand have access to water?

About 4.1 million New Zealanders (83%) were served water from registered drinking water supplies during the 2018–2019 reporting period….

Access to safe drinking water Estimated population Percent
Overall compliance 3,107,000 76.2

Where does New Zealand get its water?

New Zealand has a relative abundance of water in its water cycle, coming from water evaporated from its surrounding major oceans then falling as precipitation in its hilly or mountainous interior. This then flows out to the lower land and the coasts in the rivers above ground and in the aquifers below.

How does New Zealand get drinking water?

Source: The river, groundwater, or other source from which the water is taken. About half of New Zealand’s drinking-water is pumped from the ground, with the remainder coming from surface sources. Larger supplies may have multiple sources.

Can you drink water from the tap in New Zealand?

Re: Drink water direct from the tap in NZ ? Yes you can safely drink the water from taps anywhere in New Zealand. Bottled water is readily avaiable – inexpensive, a dollar or two. Most hotel/motel rooms have electric water jugs for making tea/coffee.

Where can I find the New Zealand drinking water Register?

The register can be viewed on the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) website’s Drinking-water Register for New Zealand. To demonstrate compliance with the New Zealand Drinking-Water Standards, water suppliers need to monitor the quality of their drinking-water by taking water samples and having them analysed.

Is it safe to drink water in New Zealand?

This section of the Ministry’s website contains guidance and information on drinking-water in New Zealand, including the Ministry’s work and initiatives on drinking-water in New Zealand and issues that may affect public health adversely. Safe drinking-water is a necessity for good health.

Where does the water in New Zealand come from?

Some of our rural communities have a local source. For example, people living in Waiuku receive water that is sourced from an aquifer. It is treated and distributed via the town’s local network. What is the average rainfall per year in the Auckland region?

How much money does New Zealand spend on water?

Budget 2021 has allocated $296 million to fund the costs of the creation of new entities to “effectively, equitably and efficiently manage water infrastructure and provide New Zealanders with safe supply wherever they live.”