Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy and Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy

Why have a Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy?

The Council is currently reviewing the Water Supply Bylaw 2014 and the Wastewater Network Bylaw 2014. We are proposing to manage the Three Waters services under one bylaw that manages:

The aim of the Three Waters Services Bylaw is to manage the Three Waters services comprehensively, so that the Council can provide a good service to all consumers. The Proposed Three Waters Services Policy accompanies the bylaw and provides additional information and guidance on how the Council intends to manage these networks.

Why have a Backflow Prevention Policy?

The Council has a responsibility to provide safe drinking water, and to manage the risk of backflow to the drinking water supply. The policy has been developed to manage this risk, and it has been developed in consultation with the Canterbury District Health Board.

Consultation documents

The Council consulted on these documents for two months until 1 October 2018: 

Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy:

Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy

These documents provided easy-to-read guidance on the relevant topics:

Hearing of submissions

Eleven submissions were received, which are linked here: 

Submissions will be heard at an extraordinary Council meeting on Thursday 22 November 2018 (9am – 12.30pm) at the Hurunui District Council offices, 66 Carters Road, Amberley.

Council Officer response 

Council Officers have prepared a Council Officer response to the changes sought. This includes a summary of submissions and the Council Officer response to submissions and is linked here.


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