3.9 Non-Point Source Discharges*
Background and Explanation
This Chapter addresses the adverse effects of non-point source discharges on water bodies in the Waikato Region. The chapter focuses on means to reduce the adverse effects of these discharges, promotes the use of streamside management and seeks to have the adverse effects of livestock access to water bodies managed. This is achieved using a range of non-regulatory methods and permitted activity rules for the discharge of fertiliser and for livestock access to water bodies.