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3.10.8 Procedure for Monitoring Objectives, Policies and Methods

Objective Indicators/
Measurement
Types of Monitoring Information Source
2001 water quality levels in Lake Taupo maintained by 2080. Water quality indicators.
Area of land with nitrogen restrictive covenants in the catchment. Reductions in wastewater nitrogen achieved by TDC community system upgrades and reticulation.
Compliance with land use consent benchmarked nitrogen conditions.
Regional trend monitoring, water aging, investigations and surveys, compliance monitoring. Water quality and ecology databases, water wells database, compliance monitoring database, district council community wastewater monitoring, Council Controlled Organisation public fund covenant database.
Farming activities which result in nitrogen leaching are managed to maintain the 2001 water quality characteristics of Lake Taupo. Water quality indicators.
Area of land with nitrogen restrictive covenants in the catchment.
Compliance with land use consent benchmarked nitrogen conditions.
Regional trend monitoring, water aging, investigations and surveys, compliance monitoring. Water quality and ecology databases, water wells database, compliance monitoring database, Council Controlled Organisation public fund covenant database.
Wastewater treatment and disposal does not result in additional nitrogen or wastewater pathogens in shallow near-shore waters, relative to background levels of nitrogen or pathogens leached from existing land uses close to the Lake Water quality indicators.
Occurrence of nutrient-influenced weeds in near-shore waters.
Regional trend monitoring, investigations and surveys, compliance monitoring. Water quality and ecology databases, water wells database, compliance monitoring database, district council community wastewater monitoring.
Social and economic costs of intervention to achieve Objective 1 are minimised, and spread across local, regional and national communities. Enquiries, submissions and complaints.
Extent of compliance with regulation.
Regional trend monitoring, investigations and surveys. Perceptions surveys database, regional economy database, complaints, enquiries and submissions database.

 

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