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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 144

Cutting off or restricting water supply

144 Cutting off or restricting water supply

(1) The council may cut off or restrict the supply of water to premises:
(a) if any water meter used to measure that supply is out of repair or, in the opinion of the council, incorrectly registers the supply of water, or
(b) if any rates or charges in respect of the water supplied to the premises are unpaid, or
(c) if, in the opinion of the council, that action is necessary because of unusual drought or other unavoidable cause or any accident, or
(d) if the owner or occupier or person requiring a supply of water fails to comply with a lawful order or requirement of the council as to installing water meters or instruments for measuring the quantity of water supplied, or
(e) if the owner or occupier or person requiring a supply of water fails to comply with a lawful order or requirement of the council to repair or alter water connections, pipes, fittings or fixtures connected to the council's water supply system, or
(f) if the occupier of the premises contravenes a provision of Division 3 of this Part or fails to comply with any council order or public notice requiring consumers of water to economise its use in time of drought or scarcity of supply, or
(g) if the owner or occupier of the premises fails to comply with a requirement of a council order to remove, replace, alter, extend, repair or stop using a water pipe, fitting or fixture.
(2) The cutting off of the supply of water under this clause for non-payment of rates or charges does not affect the liability of the rateable person to pay those rates or charges.
(3) If the council cuts off the supply of water to premises because:
(a) there is no water meter installed on the premises, or
(b) the water meter on the premises registers incorrectly, or
(c) water rates or charges for the premises are unpaid,
the council may refuse to supply water to those premises until a water meter is installed on the premises, the water meter registers correctly or the water rates or charges are paid (as the case may require).



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