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Environment Canterbury reported less serious non-compliance with resource consent conditions in the 2014-15 dairy season than in the previous year, but higher rates of minor non-compliance.
The season was a very challenging one for farmers facing reduced payouts and drought conditions. Dairying has been growing in Canterbury. Environment Canterbury’s role is to make sure this intensification does not unduly impact on water quality throughout the region.
Last season we looked to meet our obligation to monitor compliance with dairy effluent discharge consents while at the same time working with farmers dealing with the season’s many challenges.
A guide to managing farm dairy effluent: 2006-2007 (1136 kB)
Previous Dairy Reports are below: