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Hastings is lucky to have a good supply of fresh, clean water from its underground aquifers, but we should not take this for granted. By taking a few simple steps to reduce your water useage now, you can help ensure future generations enjoy the same privilege.


Stormwater runoff is water that “runs off” across the land instead of seeping into the ground. This runoff usually flows into the nearest stream, creek, river or lake. The runoff is not treated in any way.

Stormwater runoff

What is polluted runoff?

Rain falls on your roof, lawns and pavement and the runoff picks up debris and pollutants on route to our streams and rivers.


Submissions on the Wastewater Consent closed 5 May 2013. Feedback is currently being collated and analysed. Comments will be considered as part of the AEE finalisation process this month before lodgement with the Hawke's Bay Regional Council in July 2013.

Background information

Hastings District Council’s wastewater discharge consent expires in March 2014.

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