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Midnight, Monday 31 May 2021
The Council proposes to make a new bylaw to regulate the supply of treated water from its eight water supply schemes.
The existing water supply bylaw will be revoked on 16 October 2021 under section 160A of the Local Government Act 2002 because it was not reviewed by the date required in that Act. A new bylaw is needed to fairly and efficiently manage the supply of treated water from the Council’s water supply schemes.
Read Treated Water Supply Bylaw proposal(PDF, 547KB)
Make a submission online
Treated water is water that meets the standards for drinking water. The standards are set by central government and administered by the Ministry of Health.
There are four main ways that treated water is supplied:
The water supply schemes are in: Kerikeri/Waipapa, Paihia/Opua/Waitangi, Kawakawa/Moerewa, Kaikohe/Ngawha, Ōkaihau, Kaitāia, Rawene/Omanaia and Opononi/Ōmāpere.You can discover more about Council water supplies here.
The bylaw will cover:
Main differences include:
The bylaw only applies to the eight water schemes managed by the Council in: Kerikeri/Waipapa, Paihia/Opua/Waitangi, Kawakawa/Moerewa, Kaikohe/Ngawha, Ōkaihau, Kaitāia, Rawene/Omanaia and Opononi/Ōmāpere.
The bylaw will not apply to you if you get your water from a private water supply scheme or use rainwater you collect from your roof. Private water schemes are regulated by national legislation. The use of rainwater is not regulated.
No, plumbing into and inside buildings is regulated by the Building Act 2004. The new bylaw will only apply to the parts of the system from the Council’s treatment stations to your property boundary.
There have been droughts in the Far North in recent years. Will the new bylaw ensure our water supply is more resilient? No, the new bylaw only applies to the treated water supply. It does not cover:
We would like to hear your feedback on the proposal to the make the bylaw. You can tell us what you think using any of the following feedback mechanisms:
You will have the opportunity to speak to your submission at a meeting of Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee on 8 June 2021 (remotely/digitally or in person).
07 May 2021, 12:00 PM
31 May 2021, 11:59 PM
08 June 2021, 09:00 AM
23 September 2021, 12:00 PM
16 October 2021, 12:00 PM