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Particular provisions for unmetered premises

161 Particular provisions for unmetered premises

(1) In this clause,
"unmetered premises" means premises to which the council supplies water other than through a water meter.
(2) An occupier of unmetered premises supplied with water from the council's water supply system must not use the water for purposes other than domestic purposes unless the water is supplied under a special contract or the permission of the council has been obtained.
(3) For the purposes of subclause (2), the use of water for domestic purposes does not include the use of water for any of the following:
(a) buildings used for housing animals or birds (not being buildings also used for human habitation),
(b) a manufacturing purpose,
(c) the irrigation or sprinkling of crops, gardens or lawns,
(d) the production of power for fountains,
(e) ornamental purposes.
(4) A person must not install or allow to remain installed within unmetered premises a tap or device to which a hose can be attached, unless:
(a) the water supplied by the council is supplied under a contract allowing the use of the tap or device, and
(b) any special fee for the tap or device fixed by the council has been paid.
(5) A person must not, on unmetered premises to which water is supplied by the council for domestic purposes, use a hose for the purpose of watering a garden or laying dust (or any similar purpose) with the water supplied, unless:
(a) the activity is specifically authorised by an arrangement entered into with the council, and
(b) any fee required by the arrangement has been paid.

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