Water Service Bill (2020)

Water Service Bill (2020)

At present, New Zealand’s Government is comprehensively reforming the drinking water regulation system. The new Water Service Bill (2020) aims to enhance the current regulation of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater networks. In addition, it will also include improvements in the performance of these networks. This future act will have a stand-alone status, abrogating Part 2A of the Health Act 1956. It is an independent law to regulate New Zealand’s drinking water.

The new Water Service Bill / Act (2020) will establish definitions that will have a broad impact in various areas of our lives. For example, it will define what “drinking water” means. Additionally, it will specify the notion “safe” and “potable” regarding drinking water. Furthermore, it will also determine the difference between a drinking water supplier, a drinking water supply, an operator and an owner.

Update August 2021 – Proposals before the second reading. The Health Select Committee has just released its report and recommendations on the the Water Services Bill.  We at Aqua Works, spend most of our time working with small commercial drinking water suppliers – or potential drinking water suppliers such as Cafes, Camp grounds and Rural schools for example. What does this mean for them?

The best outcomes are the proposed Drinking Water Acceptable Solutions which would include end point off the shelf treatment devices such as UV and filtration / cartridge filtrations systems  of reasonable quality and that they are competent to operate the acceptable solution. This includes acceptable verification methods and these would relate to rural and agricultural supplies, roof water supplies and spring and bore supplies.

Complying with an acceptable solution or a verification method would be at the end-point treatment (house entry or building entry point) and could only be used as part of an acceptable solution or verification method under clauses 49 and 50.

If a drinking water supply supplied 500 or more consumers for at least 60 days a year, the supplier would need to provide a safety plan within 1 year after the commencement date. In all other cases, the supplier would need to provide a safety plan within 5 years of the commencement date.

These are proposals currently, at Aqua Works we will keep you updated and ahead of the game so that you can easily comply with the new legislation. If you have Questions please call and talk to Steve or Shane who are currently preparing business for these changes. 0212 787 427



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Aqua Works is your competent partner for safe drinking water in NZ

At Aqua Works, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in drinking-water safety. Therefore, we offer professional and commercial water treatment, water purification and UV filter systems. Our passion is to support local businesses that require this expertise to meet their legal obligations under New Zealand’s Drinking Water Standards. However, before we start, you need to get your water tested. So, we conduct qualified drinking water analyses with a reputable laboratory. This way, you can be sure that the products we recommend are meeting your needs.

Give us a call today on 0800 Aqua Works and talk to our experts. Most importantly, we will support you to comply with New Zealand’s Drinking Water Standards. So, we will ensure that your water is safe to drink from any tap in your business.

Get your water tested today

Giving you clarity about your water composition, we carry out the professional collection and analysis of water samples. This way, we are giving you the peace of mind that our high-performance product solutions will provide refreshing and healthy drinking water.

Water is the elixir of life and our passion

Exceptional support for our business customers

Aqua Works has over 20 years of experience as a local expert in commercial water treatment for many industries. We offer water solutions supporting you to meet your individual needs and legal requirements. The modularity of our product range helps you to optimise investment costs. 

At the same time, it ensures the best purification of your water. We deliver customised water treatment solutions to keep your water safe wherever you need it in your business. Aqua Work’s water filtration systems, UV filter purification, water treatment, ozone systems, and water pumps combine sustainability, high performance and cost-efficiency. 

With years of experience and expert advice, our passionate team is here to help you every step of the way to clean and potable drinking water. Our maintenance service guarantees the continuous, reliable operation of the products used. Therefore, we recommend regular maintenance of all water treatment systems to detect possible malfunctions early.

Simultaneously, we eliminate the triggers and avoid costly replacements. And if something should happen spontaneously, call our 24/7 water pump emergency service. We will take care of your problem immediately and make sure that the water in your business is running again as quickly as possible.

At Aqua Works, we go the extra mile to ensure your water is healthy and fit for its purpose. Hence, all our water treatment products are field tried-and-tested, including our new innovative products and solutions. Want to experience our excellent UV filters, water filtration systems and water pumps or our high-quality UV filter service, water pump repairs or water pump service? Give us a call today at 0800 AQUA WORKS.