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Groundwater: monitoring and reporting


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Generally our region's groundwater quality is satisfactory, but in some areas it is contaminated with nitrates, pesticides, micro-organisms (bacteria) and seawater. There are places in the region where the amount of water available for people to use is also under pressure.

Waikato Regional Council regularly monitors and reports on the quality and availability of our region's groundwater.

  • Our groundwater indicators summarise the results of our science and monitoring programmes, and provide a holistic report on the state of the Waikato region's environment.
  • We regularly monitor groundwater levels at a number of sites throughout the region. We have specific reporting on these sites, see below.