Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality 2016-2017

Published online: 
29 June 2018
Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality 2016-2017

Summary

The Report describes the drinking-water quality of all registered networked drinking-water supplies that served populations of more than 100 people. It describes how these supplies met the requirements of the Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand and their progress towards meeting the requirements of the Health Act 1956 between 1July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

The report shows that for registered drinking-water supplies that served populations of more than 100 people:

  • 3,699,000 people (96.2 percent) received drinking-water which met bacteriological standards, which is the most important criteria.
  • 3,170,000 people (83.1 percent) received drinking-water which met the protozoal standards.
  • 3,708,000 people (97.2 percent) received drinking-water which met the chemical standards.
  • 3,731,000 people (97.8 percent) received drinking-water from supplies that had a water safety plan implemented.
  • 3,094,000 people (81.1 percent) received drinking-water which met all the requirements of the standards.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    29 June 2018
  • ISSN:
    Online: 1179-2604
  • HP number:
    6881
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2018. Annual Report on Drinking-water Quality 2016-2017.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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