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Co-Lab Water Services delivers services to nine Councils across the wider Waikato Region. These services are:
Since 2012 Hamilton City, Waikato and Waipa District Councils had been working together to deliver these 3 services. In 2020 Waikato District Council withdrew from the agreement and a Business Case was completed to look at the viability of including more regional councils to fill the gap in work left by Waikato DC. By July 2021 7 more Councils opted to sign up to one or more of the Water Services offered. Co-Lab Water Services now works alongside the following nine councils to provide a stronger service to the wider region:
The implementation of these services has provided the following generic benefits for each of the Parties:
The Water Services Team currently has a total of 28 staff made up of 26 full-time and 2 part-time staff.