When water and discharge permits are granted, it is important that the conditions are well drafted and provide for robust monitoring of the amount of water taken or the effects of the discharge. Resource consents should also include a condition which enables the council to regularly review the conditions of the permit. This is to provide for situations where water use exceeds water availability or where further information reveals that the allocation or discharge limits provide inadequate protection for the water body and need to be amended. 2048 Other matters which could be included as conditions on resource consents are described in the sections focused on specific activities.
Norton, N and T Snelder, L Manley, G Vossler, G Sweetman, 2007, An Introduction to the New Zealand Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme, Ministry for the Environment, available at http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/water/wels-scheme/index.html
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