We currently have over 151km of primary and secondary stormwater reticulation in our district.
Primary stormwater includes pipes, culverts, soak holes and channels designed to minimise flooding by collecting and discharging stormwater into streams and other water courses.
Secondary stormwater includes overland flow paths through private property and along roadways to divert excess stormwater with minimum damage when the primary system is overloaded.
We also have over 240km of unlined open drainage channels regarded as 'public drains' that help form our district's land drainage system, along with larger natural water courses.
Stormwater discharge into waterways is regulated by Waikato Regional Council resource consents. The water discharged is not treated but is closely monitored to ensure the protection of our water catchments.
Council's water infrastructure map
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