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Taumata Arowai – The new Water Service Regulator

Taumata Arowai – Safe Drinking Water for Aotearoa

Taumata Arowai is the new Water Service Regulator in Aotearoa. As such, it took over this duty from the Ministry of Health in 2021. The new provision supervises, manages and enforces the new Water Services Act (2021). Therefore, this act empowers the authority to establish a new regulatory system for safe drinking water for all New Zealanders.

Ultimately, Taumata Arowai is expected to improve public health by implementing system-wide reforms in drinking water, source waters, stormwater and wastewater, the Three Waters.

Taumata Arowei Te Mana O Te Wei

Emerged from Te Mana O Te Wei

Taumata Arowai has its roots in the concept of Te Mana O Te Wei. Thus, the perspective of te ao Māori is at the forefront of Taumata Arowai’s work. The new Water Services Regulator is striving to enhance the conditions for wai (water) and tangata (people) in New Zealand. Thus, it will work collaboratively across Aotearoa to regulate the water services sector and protect mauri of the wai in Aotearoa. Consequently, it will strengthen the significance and interconnectedness of tangata and wai health.

Te Mana O Te Wei has the mission to restore and maintain the triad between the water (safe drinking water), the environment (land, rivers and coasts) and our communities.

Taumata Arowai – NZ’s Water Service Regulator

Taumata Arowai Aqua Works

As the newly appointed water services regulator, Taumata Arowai holds a range of responsibilities and authorities related to providing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services. These responsibilities include the development of standards for drinking water quality and the enforcement of relevant legislation.

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Water Services Act (2021)

Water Quality Assurance Rules

Acceptable Solutions

Drinking Water Standards

Aesthetic Values for drinking water

Potable Water

Drinking Water Suppliers

Drinking Water Safety Plan

Te Mana O Te Wai

Expert support on your compliance path forward 

Get the help you need to understand your duties and legal obligations. Our water expert team can shed light on your situation and provide clear guidance for safe drinking water in your business.

Aqua Works, a purpose-driven, local family business

Taumata Arowai safe drinking water

Our understanding and embracing of Te Mana o te Wai means focusing on treating contaminated water professionally. Therefore, it describes the perception of the integration and holistic well-being of water. Aqua Works is a purpose-driven local and family-owned business in Warkworth. Our team believes that the connection between water, people and the environment is vital. Consequently, it will lead to the local communities empowerment. Simultaneously, it secures a trusted and reliable water source for the supply of our communities drinking water needs.

Whole House Water Filters onsite visit

Aqua Works is specialised in water purification, UV filter systems, water filtration, water pumps, rain harvesting and bore water treatment.

Our local team would like to provide advice to your business to comply with the new legal requirements afforded within Te Mana o te Wai. We would welcome the opportunity to arrange a time to meet with our team. Together we discover how Aqua Works can support you through this significant legislative change.

Be Safe – Stay on the right side

Water is important to your business. Thus, Aqua Works has the experience and knowledge you need to help you meeting your legislative objectives.

Work with us to get you and your business water fit for the future.

Water is the elixir of life and our passion

Exceptional support for our business customers

Aqua Works has over 20 years of experience as a local expert in commercial water treatment for many industries. We offer water solutions supporting you to meet your individual needs and legal requirements. The modularity of our product range helps you to optimise investment costs. 

At the same time, it ensures the best purification of your water. We deliver customised water treatment solutions to keep your water safe wherever you need it in your business. Aqua Work’s water filtration systems, UV filter purification, water treatment, ozone systems, and water pumps combine sustainability, high performance and cost-efficiency. 

With years of experience and expert advice, our passionate team is here to help you every step of the way to clean and potable drinking water. Our maintenance service guarantees the continuous, reliable operation of the products used. Therefore, we recommend regular maintenance of all water treatment systems to detect possible malfunctions early.

Simultaneously, we eliminate the triggers and avoid costly replacements. And if something should happen spontaneously, call our 24/7 water pump emergency service. We will take care of your problem immediately and make sure that the water in your business is running again as quickly as possible.

At Aqua Works, we go the extra mile to ensure your water is healthy and fit for its purpose. Hence, all our water treatment products are field tried-and-tested, including our new innovative products and solutions. Want to experience our excellent UV filters, water filtration systems and water pumps or our high-quality UV filter service, water pump repairs or water pump service? Give us a call today at 0800 AQUA WORKS.