Policy 5-6: Maintenance of groundwater quality

  1. Discharges^ and land^ use activities must be managed in a manner which maintains the existing groundwater quality, or where groundwater quality is degraded/over allocated as a result of human activity, it is enhanced.
  2. An exception may be made under (a) where a discharge^ onto or into land^ better meets the purpose of the RMA than a discharge^ to water^, provided that the best practicable option^ is adopted for the treatment and discharge^ system.
  3. Groundwater takes in the vicinity of the coast must be managed in a manner which avoids intrusion.