The Northland DHB Drinking Water Assessment Unit (DWAU) are IANZ accredited Drinking Water Assessors and Technical Officers.
The Drinking Water Assessment Unit has the responsibility of ensuring that drinking water suppliers throughout Northland maintain safe drinking water for their consumers.
The team conduct surveillance monitoring of public water supplies and assessing compliance with the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007 and the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and assess water supplier's Water Safety Plans.
Safe drinking-water is a necessity for good health, but many small rural New Zealand communities do not have access to drinking-water that is shown to be safe. To assist such communities, Ministry of Health has set up a Drinking-water Assistance Programme (DWAP).
Click here for information on DWAP.