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Water Supply Bylaw


Rules for our water supply systems

We’re reviewing our rules around the our water supply, including measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

About our proposed bylaw | Ngā kaupapa o ngā ture

We’ve updated our rules for our areas around our raw water source, which is where we get our water from before we treat it to make it safe to drink.

We’ve removed some rules around activities in these areas, but you need to let us know immediately if there is a spill of a hazardous substance in one of the areas we take water from.

We’ve also clarified that some areas of our water supply have restricted flow and that we’re not obliged to provide new connections for purposes other than domestic purposes e.g. for industry and agriculture.

We’re also proposing to remove the water supply bylaw that applies only to the Kaiaua, Pūkorokoro / Miranda areas that were part of the Franklin District in the past.

Not sure if your property is in a raw water catchment area?

A raw water supply catchment area is an area of land where water runs from and ends up in a river or stream where we take it from before we treat it to drinking quality standards. You can view the maps below to see if your property is located in a raw water catchment area. If you do have property in this area you need to call us immediately if a hazardous substance spills into the waterways so we can take appropriate action to ensure the water supply is safe for use.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

The following contains a summary of our changes, our draft bylaw, and the background information about why we think a bylaw is needed and how this bylaw will address the problems we face.

If you prefer to view the information separately: