Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment causing instability, disorder or harm to the ecosystem. Pollution can affect the air (noise, smoke, spray drift), water (oil spills), or soil.
The effects of pollutants are wide-ranging and can include negative impacts on human health. It is important to prevent pollution and to respond quickly if it does happen.
Have you seen pollution?
If you see pollution in Marlborough please contact us with the details on (03) 520 7400.
In Blenheim, urban air quality is degraded on some days during the winter months. Poor air quality can seriously affect our health. Air pollution particularly affects the heart and lungs, and can cause cancer.
Smoke - Good Burning Practices
To minimise air pollution and nuisance effects from smoke it is important that good burning practices are adopted. The attached information sheets promote good burning practice.
Rural Burning Guide (412 Kb)
Burning and Viticulture (182 Kb)
The Marlborough District Council has a statutory responsibility under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to prepare for and respond to marine oil spills within its coastal marine area.