Draft Water Supply Bylaw

​​​​​​​​​​​Issued: 20 May 2020​
Submissions close: Monday 22 June 2020, 5pm

What is being proposed? 

Grey District Council currently has in place the Water Supply (NZS 9201: Part 7:2007) Model General Bylaw. This was reviewed and consulted on in 2019 and received one submission from Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). 

It is proposed to amend and update the bylaw to include the legislation and standards updates as requested from the submission, as well as make the following changes: ​

  • The figure 1 and 2 diagrams for 10.2 Point of Supply included in the Model General Bylaw have been updated to include only those that are currently in practice and utilised in the Grey District.

  • All standards and legislation in the Model General Bylaw have been updated within the bylaw.

  • Where the Model General Bylaw allowed for either/or scenarios, only practices that are being utilised in the Grey District are now contained within the bylaw.

  • The Breaches and Infringement Notices (clause 11) has been updated to include penalties for breach of Bylaws as Council moves to make localised adjustments to the Water Supply (NZS 9201:Part 7:2007) Model General Bylaw.

  • The plumbing system compatibility features table has been updated to what is currently utilised in the Grey District.

Why is this being proposed? 

As part of the review of the Model General Bylaws undertaken, it was considered the current Model General Bylaw - Water Supply (NZS 9201: Part 7:2007) was no longer fit for purpose and some updates and amendments were required.  

For Council to continue to have a thorough practice of administering the Water Supply in the Grey District, it must have a bylaw in place that is updated and meets the needs of the Grey District. 

What are the options? 

Council has adopted the proposed Water Supply Bylaw for consultation and has analysed the benefits below.​

  • ​The bylaw is fit for purpose and updated to include only information available with the Grey District.

  • Council continues to administer the water supply in the Grey District.​

  • Nil​
How to have your say 

Residents are strongly encouraged to have a say. Please take the time to read the bylaws, current and proposed, and have your say today. 

All submissions must be in writing. We will accept submissions in the following format: ​

  • Council submission form – online or paper
  • Email to submissions@greydc.govt.nz
  • Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth

You are welcome to address Council in person on your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Council will hear and consider submissions at an extraordinary meeting after the close-off date (most likely the end of June 2020). 

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public. 

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 22 June 2020. ​


Draft Water Supply Bylaw (PDF, 643KB)
Water Supply NZS 9201 Pt7 2007 (PDF, 931KB)​
Summary of Proposal (hard copy of above information) (PDF, 142KB)
Submission Form (PDF,191KB)

Do you wish to speak at the Council meeting in support of your submission?
Do you agree that Council adopts the Draft Water Supply Bylaw for consultation.
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