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Legislation

Legislation regarding Taumata Arowai.

Read our key documents including the Water Services Act, which came into effect on 15 November 2021, and Taumata Arowai-the Water Services Regulator Act, which Taumata Arowai was established under. 

Primary Legislation

The key legislation for Taumata Arowai is published on the New Zealand Legislation website.

The Water Services Act 2021

Taumata Arowai–the Water Services Regulator Act 2020 – New Zealand Legislation website

 

Secondary Legislation

Regulations

Regulations made under the Water Services Act 2021 by the Governor-General by Order in Council on recommendation of the Minister of Local Government. Published on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Water Services (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2021 

Drinking Water Standards

Regulations to set drinking water standards made under the Water Services Act 2021 by the Governor-General by Order in Council on recommendation of the Minister of Local Government and following public consultation. Published on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Water Services (Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand) Regulations 2022

The Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2018) issued by the Minister of Health under the Health Act 1956 continue in force as if made under the Water Services Act 2021 until the new drinking water standards come into effect on 14 November 2022.

Compliance Rules

Compliance rules made under the Water Services Act 2021 by Taumata Arowai following public consultation.

Drinking Water Quality Assurance Rules released 25 July 2022

Aesthetic Values

Aesthetic values issued under the Water Services Act 2021 by Taumata Arowai following public consultation.

Gazette Notice: Aesthetic Values for Drinking Water Notice 2022 or download our PDF version.

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods issued under the Water Services Act 2021 by Taumata Arowai will be published here following analysis from public consultation.

Requirements for Laboratories

Requirements relating to laboratories prescribed under the Water Services Act 2021 by Taumata Arowai.

Requirements Relating to Laboratories 2021

Record-keeping requirements for monitoring and reporting purposes

Record-keeping requirements made under the Water Services Act 2021 by Taumata Arowai requiring network operators to to keep and maintain records relating to compliance with applicable environmental performance measures and targets.

Gazette notice: Environmental Performance Measures Record Keeping Requirements for Drinking Water Network Operators Notice 2022

The applicable measures referred to in the notice can be found in the Drinking water network environmental performance measures and guidance material.

Gazette notices

The New Zealand Gazette is the official Government newspaper and authoritative journal of constitutional record. It contains official government notifications that are required by legislation to be published.