Information for resource consent applications for drilling, construction and alteration of bores for groundwater - known as a bore permit.
Drilling, construction and alteration of bores requires a bore permit, as these are Controlled activities in the Regional Resource Management Plan. Bores must be cased and sealed to prevent aquifer cross-connection and leakage from the surface into groundwater.
Important: a Bore Permit is NOT a resource consent to take groundwater from the well - see also 'Taking Water'
Before you apply, also read:
Conditions for each bore permit are:
You must be active in ensuring that there is no cross-connection. Failure to do so may result in degradation of water quality that others depend on. Enforcement action may be taken by the Regional Council if a bore is found to be inadequately maintained and managed leading to contamination. Your well driller can advise on bore security and decommissioning; well drillers are listed in the Yellow Pages of the phone book.
Online - you can now make your resource consent applications online using our Online Services tool. The link can be used for new applications, applications for a change of conditions to an existing consent, lapse date extensions, transfer of consent and also for the withdrawal/surrender of consent. You can pay via credit card or online banking when submitting an application online.
A deposit must accompany the application when it is submitted.
You can contact Consents Advisor +64 6 833 8090 email@example.com with any questions about the consenting process.
A resource consent is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place and check it regularly to be sure you are fully aware of conditions.
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