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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 21 September 2019 at 07:04)
167 Fixing of rates and charges
(1) As soon as practicable after 1 July in each year, a private irrigation board:(a) must fix a rate per hectare, for all holdings within its private irrigation district, so as to produce a total amount sufficient to meet the estimated liabilities of that board during that year and any outstanding liabilities of that board, and(b) must fix a rate per hectare for water, or a charge for the quantity of water, to be supplied during that year for domestic and stock purposes to all holdings within the private irrigation district, and(c) in the case of a board constituted for a private water supply and irrigation district:(i) must determine the total quantity of water that it proposes to supply to all holdings for the purpose of irrigation during that year, and(ii) must fix the charges in respect of the quantities of water allocated under Division 7 for that purpose in respect of all holdings within the district.(2) The rates and charges referred to in subsection (1) (b) and (c) must be fixed so as to produce in the year for which they are fixed the amount estimated by the private irrigation board as being required in that year:(a) to defray the cost of constructing, maintaining and operating its water supply works, and(b) to pay the interest on and repay the capital of any loans raised by the board, and(c) to meet any outstanding liabilities of the board and the costs and expenses of administering the private irrigation district and of doing all such things as the board may lawfully do.