Ture ā-Rohe Kōtuinga Tuku Wai me te Waipara 2015
Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw 2015
The Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw protects our water supply and wastewater network.
You should know
We're reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets the needs of Aucklanders, now and in the future.
We will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.
What the Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw does
- 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
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.