Waikato water study


Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Waikato District Council have been working together to find a better way of providing water, wastewater and stormwater services to their respective communities.

A number of options have been considered.

Waikato District Council is still considering what option will be best for its own community.  It may not come to a position until early 2018.

However, both Hamilton City and Waipa District Councils have now formally consulted their communities on forming a Shared Waters Management Company with their two councils as founding shareholders. If Waikato District Council wished to join the Shared Waters Management Company at a later date, it would be welcome to do so.

You can now read the report summarising all submissions on the proposal (PDF, 192.MB) and the covering report (PDF, 522KB).

At its Council meeting on December 12 2017, Hamilton City Council decided it would proceed with forming a Shared Waters Management Company. 

This site provides information about what is proposed and what decisions have already been made, as well as background information including news releases, official council reports, and independent advice. Some questions and answers are also provided.