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Water Management Act 2000 No 92
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 10:36)
283   Definitions
In this Part:
area of operations of a water supply authority means the area of operations prescribed by the regulations in relation to that authority.
charging year, in relation to a water supply authority, means:
(a)  the period of 12 months declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be the charging year for the water supply authority, or
(b)  if the charging year is changed under that Division by a further order, the period between the end of one charging year and the beginning of the next.
development area means an area of land declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be a development area.
drainage area means an area of land declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be a drainage area.
drainage service means that part of drainage pipework up to its point of connection to a water supply authority’s drainage system.
drainage service pipe means a pipe connecting a drainage service to a water supply authority’s drainage system, and includes the plumbing fittings connected to the pipe.
floodplain means an area of land declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be a floodplain.
meter includes any measuring device.
plumbing fitting includes any pipe, apparatus or fixture used for plumbing work.
plumbing work means work comprising or affecting:
(a)  a water supply service pipe or its connection (whether directly or indirectly) with a water supply authority’s water supply system, or
(b)  a sewerage service pipe or its connection (whether directly or indirectly) with a water supply authority’s sewerage system, or
(c)  a drainage service pipe or its connection (whether directly or indirectly) with a water supply authority’s drainage system.
river management area means an area of land declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be a river management area.
service charge means any of the following:
(a)  a water service charge,
(b)  a sewerage service charge,
(c)  a drainage service charge,
(d)  a loan service charge,
(e)  a developmental works service charge,
(f)  a flood mitigation service charge,
(g)  a river management service charge, or
(h)  a special industry service charge,
that may be levied under Division 6.
sewage work means a work (such as a pump, pipe or channel) for the purpose of removing sewage or other waste matter from land, including a reticulated system of such works, and includes:
(a)  all associated pipes, valves, pumps and other equipment, and
(b)  all sewage treatment or sewage processing plants and their outfalls and drainage beds,
but does not include any work declared by the regulations not to be a sewage work.
sewerage service means that part of sewerage pipework, including all sanitary fixtures, up to its point of connection to a water supply authority’s sewerage system.
sewerage service pipe means a pipe connecting a sewerage service to a water supply authority’s sewerage system, and includes the plumbing fittings connected to the pipe.
special area means an area of land declared under Division 4 to be a special area.
special industry means an industry declared by an order in force under Division 6 to be a special industry.
water management work means a water supply work, drainage work, sewage work or flood work, and includes a work in the nature of a water supply work (being a work that receives water from a water supply work under the control or management of a water supply authority).
water supply service means that part of water supply pipework from its point of connection to a water supply authority’s water supply system up to and including its outlet valves.
water supply service pipe means a pipe connecting a water supply service to a water supply authority’s water supply system, and includes the plumbing fittings connected to the pipe.
water supply work includes any work that receives water from a water supply work under the control or management of a water supply authority.