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Taumata Arowai (The Water Services Regulator) are consulting on the following, which will inform New Zealand's first set of regulations.

These documents are targeted at drinking water suppliers and contain technical content that will guide the way safe drinking water is supplied to people in Aotearoa. 

Taumata Arowai has developed them in collaboration with sector reference groups from various drinking water supply types from across Aotearoa, along with international experts. The reference groups included representatives from Māori communities, rural agricultural water supplies and local authorities. 

Submissions are open from 17 January to 28 March 2022.

We encourage you to complete the online submission form for any of the documents that interest you. Find out more and provide your feedback at

For further information or questions about our consultations please email