The way we use the land has an impact on the amount of nutrients entering the lakes.
We can reduce the effect that land-based activities have in lake-side communities by:
Nutrients entering the lake can be reduced on rural or farming land by careful land management. The following actions can be done to minimise the effect on water quality:
Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Land Management Team can help you reduce the nutrients from your land. Please call 0800 884 880 for advice on what you can do help protect Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes.
The Rerewhakaaitu farmers are helping to protect the waterways and lake water quality through good farming practices. Find out more.