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 2017 to 30 June 2018.
The report shows that for registered drinking-water supplies that served populations of more than 100 people:
- 3,250,000 people (84.7 percent) received drinking-water that complied with all the legislative requirements under the Act
- 3,810,000 people (99.3 percent) received drinking-water from a supply with a water safety plan for which implementation had commenced
- 3,751,000 people (97.7 percent) received drinking-water that achieved the bacteriological Standards which are the most important in protecting public health
- 3,531,000 people (92.0 percent) received drinking-water that met all the monitoring requirements in the Standards.