Council, 1 December 2014.

The purpose of this bylaw is to:

  • Manage, regulate and protect from misuse or damage the Council's water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems
  • Protect the public from nuisance and maintain public health and safety.
  • Promote the efficient use of water, manage demand for water and protect against waste or misuse of water.
  • Protect the water supply from contamination.
  • Regulate the use of land, structures and infrastructure associated with the water supply system to protect these assets from damage, misuse, or loss.
  • Prevent unauthorised connection to the water supply system. Define the obligations of the Council, installers, owners and the public in matters related to the water supply system.
  • Determine the volumes of water consumed on any premises for rating purposes and/or to locate any water leaks at the premises.
  • Prevent the unauthorised discharge of stormwater and the discharge of contaminants into the public stormwater system.
  • Restrict and prohibit activities to protect the public stormwater system.
  • Note: The public stormwater system includes any stormwater system that serves more than one lot and is not part of a private stormwater system, for example waterways, overland flow paths and floodplains.

The initial resolution to make this bylaw was passed by the Christchurch City Council at a meeting of the Council held on 26 June 2014 and was confirmed following consideration of submissions received during the special consultative procedure by a resolution of the Council at a subsequent meeting of the Council held on 13 November 2014.

The following bylaws are revoked:

  • Christchurch City Council Water Related Services Bylaw 2008