Here are some of our solutions that will make this river safe for swimming again:
- Look at how urban design can reduce stormwater pollution from entering rivers.
- Require as a minimum that all water bodies be safe for swimming in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, rather than the ‘safe for wading and boating’ standard.
- Put a levy on pollution going into rivers. We’ll use this money to support sustainable land and water management programmes like freshwater habitat restoration.
Upgrade and invest in sewerage systems that dispose sewage onto land rather than water, where appropriate.
Ensure Māori are recognised and supported in their role as kaitiaki of their taonga and tikanga.
Read more about our solutions to the freshwater crisis