Skip to main content

Ture ā-Rohe Kōtuinga Tuku Wai me te Waipara 2015

Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015

This bylaw helps protect public water supply and wastewater services in Auckland. It includes rules about connections, water use and nearby activities.

What the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw does

The bylaw:

  • requires authorisation from Watercare to connect to or disconnect from the water supply or wastewater network
  • ensures appropriate standards for any new infrastructure that will be under Watercare's control
  • enables Watercare to refuse connections where there is insufficient network capacity
  • protects the quality of the water supply
  • protects the water supply and wastewater network from damage
  • manages work near the water supply and wastewater network
  • allows for restricting the water supply to maintain enough drinking water, in the event of drought or other emergency
  • prohibits unauthorised taking of water from a hydrant
  • manages inflows and illegal dumping of material into the wastewater network, to avoid wastewater overflows.

What the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw doesn't cover

The bylaw does not cover:

  • on-site wastewater systems in Waiheke Island
  • some areas of the North Shore, Papakura and Rodney Districts - as they are not part of Watercare’s network.

Get a copy of the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw

Watercare administration

The Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw is administered by Watercare Services Limited.

For more information, call Watercare on 09 442 2222 or fill in an online enquiry form on the Watercare website.

 Related topics

 

 

Auckland Water Strategy https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/Pages/auckland-water-strategy.aspxAuckland Water Strategy Find out about our vision and strategy for the future of Auckland's waters.aspxWater quality
Rainwater tankshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/rainwater-tanksRainwater tanksLearn the advantages of collecting rainwater on your property, how to use it, and information on installing an outdoor water tank.aspxEnvironment
How we manage stormwaterhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/how-we-manage-stormwater.aspxHow we manage stormwaterWe manage stormwater as it flows through public and private pipes, drains, streams and channels to reduce flooding and prevent the pollution of our waters. aspxStormwater
Caring for waterwayshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/caring-for-waterways.aspxCaring for waterwaysManage your stream by adding plants and rocks to slow down the flow of water and reduce erosion. Keep the stream free of rubbish and chemicals. Avoid spreading freshwater pests.aspxWater quality
Report a water quality issuehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/report-water-quality-issue.aspxReport a water quality issueContact us for water quality issues or oil spills. We advise when the water is unsafe due to flooding, erosion, pollution and unhealthy practices. aspxWater quality
Our bylawshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylawsOur bylawsInformation about our bylaws, as well as how to report a breach.aspxBylaw