A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects properties serviced by the Council-managed water supply to Queenstown CBD, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Queenstown Hill. Read more here.

Stormwater pollution

This page details how you can avoid stormwater pollution, where you can report it and tips for businesses in the hospitality, construction and automotive industries.

Avoiding stormwater pollution

Whatever goes into the drain outside your house or business - whether poured in intentionally or washed down with rainwater - will end up in our waterways untreated.  The only thing that should go down stormwater drains is rainwater.

The Otago Regional Council has some great tips on preventing stormwater pollution.    

How to report pollution

If you notice pollution, please contact the Otago Regional Council Pollution Hotline immediately.  

Tips for businesses

We've produced some posters for businesses in the hospitality, construction and automotive industry. These provide some simple tips to help keep our lakes, rivers and environment clean.