Significant non-complying resource consent

The following are examples of significant non-compliances. It should be noted that these examples are indicative only and not a complete list of significant non-compliances. Each non-compliance will need to be assessed in the context of the consent granted and compliance history of the consent.

Ponding of Agricultural Effluent

Ponding of effluent (including solids) on soil surface, unauthorised by Resource Consent. This is at the time of irrigation, or any effluent on the soil surface five hours after irrigation has occurred.

Discharge of Agricultural Effluent to Water

Any unauthorised discharge of agricultural effluent (including solids) either directly to water or to land in circumstances that may allow the effluent to enter water.

Greater Effluent Discharge Volume than Authorised (consented volumes)

A combination of increased discharge volumes from an increase in stock numbers, a poor compliance history and an inadequate effluent system is a significant non-compliance. The increase in volume is not authorised by resource consent conditions and there are actual effects or high risk of potential effects occurring as a consequence.

Dairyshed Stormwater Diversions

Requirement for stormwater diversions in resource consents granted since 31 May 2007. If adequate storage is not available and diversions not installed, significant non-compliance.

Discharge of Effluent from Underpasses

Agricultural effluent from an underpass that is or has been discharging effluent to water.

Water Abstraction Exceedence

Abstraction from a water – source either a surface take or groundwater take – that is over volumes authorised by resource consent.

Continued Non Provision of Sampling Results / Gravel Returns / Watertake Returns

Continued occurrence of consent holder not providing sampling results or gravel volumes or watertake volumes in accordance with Resource Consent.


Continuation of the unauthorised discharge to water / land where it may enter water.

Discharge Standards

Breaching the discharge standards required in Resource Consent conditions