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Three waters reform

Government's 3 waters service delivery arrangements for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater

On 13 April the Government announced changes to water services reforms

The proposal moves to 10 water services entities

The water services that are currently run by 67 councils will be combined into 10 publicly owned, specialised water services entities rather than the 4 entities originally proposed.

The new water services entities

Factsheet on reforming water services

Staged start date for water services entities from 2025

The 10 new entities will ‘go live’ in a staged approach from early 2025 to 1 July 2026, rather than the original start date of 1 July 2024 for all entities.

Links to the Government's information

Three waters website

Department of Internal Affairs website Three Waters Reform Programme