This assessment has been prepared to describe and assess the provision of water and sanitary services in the Marlborough District. After a period of public consultation this document was adopted by Council on 17 June 2005.
The assessments provide a means of complying with new legislative requirements set out in s125 of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act).
For the purposes of this assessment, water services are:
Introduction (144 Kb)
Water Supply (1,143 Kb)
Wastewater (2,633 Kb)
Stormwater (135 Kb)
Sanitary Services (431 Kb)
Appendices (816 kb)
Sanitary services are:
- Public conveniences
Refuse is covered separately by the Solid Waste Management Plan 2005 and is therefore not included in this assessment as provided by the Act.
A primary objective of the provision of water services is to safeguard public health. The main public health issue to consider for water supplies is contamination of drinking water, while for wastewater supplies the main issue is the quality of wastewater discharges. Stormwater public health issues relate to stormwater discharges and flooding where floodwater enters properties and renders them uninhabitable.
The primary objective of sanitary services is to protect the public health and wellbeing of residents through planning, developing and managing sanitary services that recognise present and forecasted demand.
The Medical Officer of Health has been consulted about the assessment process and health officers have reviewed the assessments.