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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 09:51)
183 Supply of water for irrigation purposes to a new holding resulting from a subdivision
(1) If an irrigated holding is subdivided and any new holdings are thereby created, the private irrigation board must, subject to subsection (2), allocate to such of the new holdings as the landholder of the subdivided holding nominates the whole of the quantity of water last allocated to the holding that was subdivided.(2) If the landholder nominates more than one new holding to which the quantity of water is to be allocated, the private irrigation board may allocate the water to those holdings in such proportions as it determines.(3) A private irrigation board may allocate to such of the new holdings as the board determines the quantity of water last allocated to the subdivided holding if—(a) the landholder of the subdivided holding fails to make a nomination within the time specified by the board in a notice sent by post to the landholder at the landholder’s last known address, or(b) a holding nominated by the landholder does not contain land capable of being irrigated from the works of the private irrigation district or to which, in the opinion of the board, it is impracticable to convey water for irrigation from those works, or(c) a holding nominated by the landholder is too small to justify an allocation of water, or(d) the allocation of water in the manner nominated is otherwise detrimental to the administration of the private irrigation district concerned.(4) If a private irrigation board makes an allocation under subsection (3), it is to notify the landholder of the subdivided holding and the landholder of each new holding of the allocation.(5) An allocation of water to a new holding made under this section has effect on and from a date to be specified in the instrument by which the allocation is made (not being a date earlier than the date on which the private irrigation board became aware of the first disposition of any of the new holdings resulting from the subdivision).(6) The landholder of a new holding resulting from a subdivision referred to in subsection (1) is not entitled to an allocation of water by the private irrigation board for irrigation purposes otherwise than in accordance with this section.(7) If the charges for water have not been levied for the current year for the subdivided holding, the private irrigation board must levy the charges for the whole of that year in respect of the new holding to which the water previously allocated to the subdivided holding has been allocated in accordance with this section.