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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

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

Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Roof Water Supplies

Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Spring and Bore Drinking Water Supplies

Drinking Water Acceptable Solution for Mixed-use Rural Water Supplies

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 2023

The applicable measures referred to in the notice can be found in the Network Environmental Performance Measures Guide 2023.

Exemptions

Some exemptions granted by Taumata Arowai under sections 57 or 58 of the Water Services Act 2021 are secondary legislation. This includes exemptions from the requirement to use residual disinfection granted for a class of drinking water supplier and general exemptions granted for an individual or a class of supplier.

 

All exemptions granted by Taumata Arowai can be found on the exemptions page.

Gazette notices

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

The links to Gazette notices for exemptions granted by Taumata Arowai can be found on the exemptions page.