Water Supply System Bylaw Review

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council is reviewing its Water Supply System Bylaw and is seeking your views on the proposed changes.


This bylaw covers matters relating to Council’s water supply system. Its key purpose is to preserve and protect Council’s water supply and to protect public health. It also sets out the conditions of supply and the obligations of consumers.


In reviewing the Water Supply System Bylaw, we’ve identified some minor changes that could be made to help add to the security of our water supply network.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft Water Supply System Bylaw:

  • Manage unexpected leaks: To improve our ability to manage major leaks in the network, we are proposing that users cannot knowingly allow water to run to waste, with actions to be taken on identified leaks, and a responsibility to detect and fix leaks. This includes managing deficient pipes (allowing us to give notices to fix), and additional responsibilities for the maintenance of private water services (which service multiple users from one large connection).
  • Editorial changes: Updating legislation references, incorporating recent bylaw changes, and incorporating recent changes with the Terms and Conditions of water supply.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Water Supply System Bylaw in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is reviewing its Water Supply System Bylaw and is seeking your views on the proposed changes.


This bylaw covers matters relating to Council’s water supply system. Its key purpose is to preserve and protect Council’s water supply and to protect public health. It also sets out the conditions of supply and the obligations of consumers.


In reviewing the Water Supply System Bylaw, we’ve identified some minor changes that could be made to help add to the security of our water supply network.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


Key changes proposed in the draft Water Supply System Bylaw:

  • Manage unexpected leaks: To improve our ability to manage major leaks in the network, we are proposing that users cannot knowingly allow water to run to waste, with actions to be taken on identified leaks, and a responsibility to detect and fix leaks. This includes managing deficient pipes (allowing us to give notices to fix), and additional responsibilities for the maintenance of private water services (which service multiple users from one large connection).
  • Editorial changes: Updating legislation references, incorporating recent bylaw changes, and incorporating recent changes with the Terms and Conditions of water supply.


More information:

  • See the Statement of Proposal and Draft Water Supply System Bylaw in the Key Documents section of this page for full details on the proposed changes.


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online.
  • Email haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Visit one of our libraries or service centres (please note our libraries and service centres remain closed during Covid-19 Alert Level 3).
  • Register for a formal opportunity to speak to your submission.
  • Request hard copy documentation to be posted to you by calling 0800 926 732 or (07) 571 8008.
  • We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Water Supply System Bylaw Review

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our Water Supply System Bylaw Review

    Please read the statement of proposal and draft bylaw available in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

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