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Adoption of the Waikato District Council Water Supply Bylaw 2023

Waikato District Council adopted the Water Supply Bylaw 2023 on 18 December 2023, with minor changes. This followed public consultation from 5 October to 5 November 2023. The Bylaw will come into operation on 22 December 2023.

The bylaw contains rules for protecting the water supply network, including:

  • Accessing and connection to the water supply network, including use of fire hydrants.
  • Protection of water sources.
  • Connection and disconnection to the water supply network.
  • Ownership and responsibility for maintenance.
  • Rules regarding meters and flow restrictors.

To read the bylaw, visit any Waikato District Council office, or visit