River of the Month - Waimea

Groundwater quality and the effects of that on the Waimea stream is the subject of the Balfour Groundwater Project group and their work has been highlighted in a feature ‘River of the Month’ video on the LAWA website.

Local farmers Brendon and David Stevens tell the story of an area which has some of the highest nitrate concentrations in groundwater in the Southland region and the impact this was having on their water quality.


The video highlights the leadership role the community has taken in understanding the issues they face and coming up with their own solutions, based on advice and information gathered.