Nelson is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Learn more.
Read about the annual monitoring summary.
Project Maitai is a 4-year project, working in partnership with Iwi, the community and key agencies in the region, to improve the water quality of the Maitai / Mahitahi River.
Find out some handy hints about conserving water and learn how to collect rainwater.
Find out how to collect and store rainwater for use in your garden and home.
Council's Freshwater Management Plan guides how Nelson's freshwater systems are managed ... learn more.
These free services can help you care for the natural features of your land.
Council's work measuring river flow and rainfall.
Effective management of stormwater from industrial sites is critical to maintaining and enhancing the quality of our freshwater and marine environments.
Council has established freshwater working groups as a means to share information and work with the community in setting freshwater objectives and limits.
To sustainably manage our freshwater resource, we need to account for how much water is being taken from our water bodies and also the type and amount of contaminants going into our water supply
Toxic algae ('Cyanobacteria') is naturally present in many New Zealand waterways. Council routinely monitors levels and informs the community when action needs to be taken.
How to manage rural land in times of drought.