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.
Applications can be lodged via email to the firstname.lastname@example.org or physically to any of our offices, please check the front page of your applications Form A for full lodgement instructions.
A deposit must accompany the application when it is submitted.
You can contact Consents Advisor +64 6 835 9200 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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