Drinking Water Assistance Programme

Safe Drinking Water from the tap. Safe drinking-water is a necessity for people’s health but many small New Zealand communities do not have access to drinking-water that is shown to be safe. These are the communities that Community and Public Health wants to help through the Drinking Water Assistance Programme.

The Ministry of Health’s Drinking Water Technical Assistance Programme provides technical assistance to small water suppliers. Any supplier serving fewer than 5000 people can participate, and there is no charge.

The Drinking-water Subsidy Scheme provided funding to eligible community drinking-water supplies to help them provide safe drinking-water from 2006 to 2015. The Government has closed the ten year Drinking-water Subsidy Scheme to new applications.

The Ministry of Health has many resources relating to drinking-water and water safety plans.



Drinking Water Assistance Programme (Ministry of Health)

For more information, contact the Drinking Water Assistance Programme Facilitator:

Kathryn Russell
Ph: +64 3 378 6811
Fax: +64 3 379 6484

Page last updated: 19/06/2017

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