Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw
The Auckland Council Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw came into effect on 1 July 2015.
It serves as a legally binding mechanism th
at enables us to protect our water supply and wastewater network
assets, and replaces Auckland’s eight previous water supply and wastewater bylaws, standardising regulation across the region.
The bylaw covers various matters including:
• Avoiding illegal or inappropriate connection to or disconnection from Watercare’s network
• Protecting Watercare’s network from damage, misuse and interference
Note: In the former Papakura District, Veolia Water Limited is the delegated authority
• Requiring appropriate standards for infrastructure that will be vested as public assets
of Watercare’s functions, duties and powers in relation to the local water supply and wastewater network. However, the bulk network in Papakura is solely managed by Watercare.