Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy and Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy

Please come along to one of our drop-in sessions and we can explain the proposed rules to you. The rules are particularly relevant for cafes, restaurants and businesses that discharge to the wastewater network: 

The Council is currently reviewing the Water Supply Bylaw 2014 and the Wastewater Network Bylaw 2014. We are proposing to manage the Three Waters services under one bylaw that manages:

The Council is also proposing to manage the risk of backflow to the water supply under a policy.

Why have a Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy?

The aim of the Three Waters Services Bylaw is to manage the Three Waters services comprehensively, so that the Council can provide a good service to all consumers. The Proposed Three Waters Services Policy accompanies the bylaw and provides additional information and guidance on how the Council intends to manage these networks.

Why have a Backflow Prevention Policy?

The Council has a responsibility to provide safe drinking water, and to manage the risk of backflow to the drinking water supply. The policy has been developed to manage this risk, and it has been developed in consultation with the Canterbury District Health Board.

Consultation documents

These documents provide easy-to-read guidance on the relevant topics:

Proposed Three Waters Services Bylaw & Policy:

Proposed Backflow Prevention Policy

Make a submission

You can make a submission in writing by downloading and completing the submission form (Three Waters Bylaw & Policy Submission Form and Backflow Prevention Policy Submission Form). Make sure you save a copy before filling the form in!

Submissions can be made to Hurunui District Council by:

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 1 October 2018.


For further information please contact:

We are happy to meet with you to talk through how the proposed rules may affect you.