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COVID-19 information: Tauranga will move to Alert Level 2 from 12pm on Wednesday 12 August. Find out what's happening with our services, facilities, parks and venues.
For information on COVID-19 visit: covid19.govt.nz  |  Stay safe and be kind to one another - kia kaha Tauranga



Stormwater is rain. The purpose of the stormwater system is to provide a safe way for rainwater to drain away from where we live, work and play, and prevent flooding.

Stormwater that runs off properties, roads and footpaths goes straight into the city’s stormwater system. This ends up directly in the Tauranga harbour, which means it’s important that this water is as clean as possible.  

What can you do to help protect our waterways (256kb pdf)

Tauranga’s stormwater network includes over 460km of stormwater pipes, 9800 manholes, 75km of open drains and more than 800 outlets that release stormwater into the harbour, rivers and ocean. 

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