Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 17 September 2014 to date (accessed 23 December 2014 at 12:35)

91B   Constructing or using water supply work without, or otherwise than as authorised by, a water supply work approval

(1)  A person:
(a)  who constructs or uses a water supply work, and
(b)  who does not hold a water supply work approval for that work,
is guilty of an offence.

Tier 2 penalty.

(2)  A holder of a water supply work approval who constructs or uses a water supply work otherwise than as authorised by the approval is guilty of an offence.

Tier 2 penalty.

(3)  Without limiting subsection (2), a person constructs or uses a water supply work otherwise than as authorised by a water supply work approval if the person constructs or uses such a work while the approval is suspended.
(4)  This section does not prevent a person from constructing or using a drainage work or flood work in accordance with a drainage work approval or flood work approval.
(5)  It is a defence to a prosecution under subsection (1) if the accused person establishes that the water supply work was constructed or used pursuant to a basic landholder right.
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