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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 that 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

•    Requiring appropriate standards for infrastructure that will be vested as public assets

•    Enabling the restriction of water supply in order to maintain an adequate supply of drinking water in the event of drought or other emergency

Read the full Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw

Note: In the former Papakura District, Veolia Water Limited is the delegated authority 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.