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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 27 January 2020 at 23:33)
636 Tampering with meters and fittings
(1) A person who wilfully or fraudulently, or by culpable negligence—(a) damages a meter, fitting, fixture or other thing belonging to a council in connection with the supply of water, or(b) alters the index of such a meter, oris guilty of an offence.(c) prevents such a meter from duly registering the quantity of water supplied,Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(2) The existence of any means for altering the index of such a meter or preventing such a meter from duly registering the quantity of water supplied is prima facie evidence that the person supplied with water through the meter has wilfully or fraudulently altered the index of the meter or prevented the meter from duly registering the quantity of water supplied.