About Doubtless Bay Water
Doubtless Bay Water Supply Co Ltd (DBWS) is a privately owned Public Water Supply Company.
The company began operation in 1985, and supplies drinking water and related services to customers in Mangonui, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa and Oruru, in the Far Northland of New Zealand.
Water is sourced from three surface and groundwater locations at Mangonui, Taipa, and Oruru. Water is then filtered and treated, and supplied via an extensive reticulated network.
Ministry for the environment
Pursuant to section 167 of the Resource Management Act 1991, Doubtless Bay Water Supply is an approved requiring authority, responsible to the Minister for the Environment (notice #1996-go7710).
Ministry of Health
Doubtless Bay Water Supply are a registered drinking water provider and are thus audited by The Ministry of Health for compliance to National Drinking Water Standards. This includes water testing compliance, operator competence, water safety plan adherence, and treatment process compliance.
NORTHLAND Regional Council
The Northland Regional Council grant and monitor the resource consents that are held by Doubtless Bay Water Supply. NRC can impose water shortage directions on ground water takes when water levels are low.
NORTHLAND Drinking Water JOINT WORKING GROUP
Established as a knowledge sharing forum across all water providers in Northland, monthly meetings in Whangarei cover the challenges and opportunities facing water suppliers including changes in water standards and legislation, current status of source waters, and water testing and treatment.
Management and staff are completing the NZQA Level 4 qualification in Water Treatment, with strands in Drinking-Water Multistage Processes and Wastewater Multistage Processes. This qualification is the industry specific qualification in NZ for operating water treatment and supply.
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