This page includes useful templates/guidelines for stormwater management and spillage contingency plans.
Business continuity planning for emergencies & disruptions
Guidance and a template for business continuity planning are available on the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management website:
Telemetry information for consent holders
Water-use data must be sent by consent holders to the Council daily. This can be achieved using telemetry, which is explained in this leaflet.
Guidelines for contingency plan for spillage response
Many resource consent holders are required to have a spillage contingency plan as part of their consent conditions. These guidelines, developed by the Taranaki Regional Council, describe a simple methodology for producing a plan for when a spillage occurs which discharges or is liable to discharge contaminants into a water body. The guidelines are downloadable here as a Word document, allowing for easy editing and adapting.Guidelines for a contingency plan for spillage response (131 KB doc) (single document only)
Stormwater management plan template
A Stormwater Management Plan is compulsory for some industrial and trade operations but whether or not it is a legal requirement, the Council recommends all businesses examine this template and consider the issues it raises. The template can easily be adapted to suit the scale of any enterprise. It is downloadable here as a Word document, allowing for easy editing and adaptingStormwater Management Plan template (428 KB DOC) (single document only)
Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region
The Taranaki guidelines are currently under review and until it is completed, refer to the Waikato Regional Council guidelines, which also apply in this region. The document here has links to those guidelines.Guidelines for earthworks in the Taranaki region (129 KB pdf) (single document only)