Cloud Ocean application to take from deeper bore

Environment Canterbury has accepted a complete application under Section 88 of the Resource Management Act from Cloud Ocean Water Ltd.

Cloud Ocean is applying for a change in its consent conditions to take water from a second (deeper) bore, within existing limits. It is not applying for an increase in the quantity of water it is able to extract under its existing consents.

Cloud Ocean currently has a shallow bore that it is taking water from and this application does not aim to increase the total water take limit.

Now that the application has been accepted, Environment Canterbury will begin to process that application within the legal framework it must operate under.

Water bottling as an activity can attract negative sentiment from the community, with calls for Environment Canterbury to stop the activity. In particular, the Cloud Ocean plant has attracted interest from some Christchurch City Councillors.

Christchurch City Council opposes the application