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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 – Standards relating to approvals

(Clauses 13 and 16)

Part 1

Part 2 - Standards for water supply, sewerage and stormwater drainage work

15 Compliance with Acts and Codes

(1) Water supply work or sewerage work that is plumbing and drainage work within the meaning of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011 must comply with that Act and the regulations under that Act.
(2) Any water supply work or sewerage work that is not plumbing and drainage work under that Act, and any stormwater drainage work, must comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia.

16 Premises to be connected to water supply by an independent house service pipe

(1) Unless the council authorises otherwise, premises must not be connected to a property service pipe linked to the council's water supply system except by an independent house service pipe.
(2) An independent house service pipe connecting premises to the council's water supply system must have a stop-valve within the premises:
(a) at a place that is not more than 450 millimetres from the road alignment, or
(b) at some other place approved by the council.
(3) An independent house service pipe must be laid to each allotment of land that is separately occupied, unless alternative arrangements have been made with the council.
(4) If the council authorises the connection of 2 or more premises by means of a single house service pipe, there must (unless all the premises are occupied by one household or firm as a residence or place of business) be installed on each of those premises:
(a) a separate stop-valve that complies with subclause (2), and
(b) a separate water meter to measure the water supply to those premises.

17 Chemical dispensing units not to be connected to water supply system

(1) A connection must not be made between the council's water supply system, or a pipe or fitting supplied with water from that system, and any device or fitting designed to be used to dispense a chemical compound capable of contaminating the water supply, unless the device or fitting is of a type approved by the Director-General of the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability or complies with the Manual of Authorization Procedures.
(2) The council's water supply system, or a pipe or fitting supplied with water from that system, must not be directly connected to a device or fitting designed to be used to dispense a chemical compound capable of contaminating the water supply, unless that device or fitting is of a type approved for such connection by the Director-General of the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability or complies with the Manual of Authorization Procedures.

18 Water meters

(1) Water supply services must be provided through a water meter unless alternative arrangements have been approved by the council.
(2) A water meter (other than a water meter hired from or provided by the council) to be installed on premises connected or to be connected to a water supply system must:
(a) be of a size and class approved by the council, and
(b) be fitted with stop-valves and such other fittings as may be specified by the council.
(3) A water meter through which water supply services are provided to premises must be accessible to the council at any time.
(4) If required by the council:
(a) such a water meter must be protected by being enclosed in a box constructed of metal, wood or other strong durable material, and
(b) such a box must be fitted with a lock and key of a type approved by the council.

19 Joint sewerage services prohibited

(1) Any house drain on premises connected to a council's sewerage system must be kept separate from that of all other premises.
(2) The only fittings and fixtures permitted to discharge into such a house drain are those located on the premises.
(3) A house drain on premises that are to be connected to a council's sewerage system must be laid within the boundary of the premises until it:
(a) reaches that system or the boundary nearest that system, or
(b) emerges into a public place.

21 Materials for use in water supply, sewerage or stormwater drainage work

(1) Materials used in carrying out water supply, sewerage or stormwater drainage work referred to in item 1, 4 or 5 of Part B of the Table to section 68 of the Act must be of a kind authorised for the purposes of the work:
(a) by the Director-General of the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability, or
(b) under the Manual of Authorization Procedures.
(2) If an inconsistency arises under subclause (1), the authorisation of the Director-General of the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability prevails.
(3) This clause does not apply to water supply work or sewerage work that is plumbing and drainage work within the meaning of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011 .



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