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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 10 April 2020 at 06:39)
139   Supply of water to fire hydrants
(1)  A water supply authority must at all times keep charged with water any water main or pipe supplying water to a fire hydrant installed by it, unless prevented from doing so—
(a)  by drought or other emergency, or
(b)  while necessary repairs to the water main, pipe or hydrant are being carried out.
(2)  A water supply authority is not required to comply with subclause (1) in respect of a pipe supplying water to a fire hydrant if—
(a)  the pipe is a water transfer pipe that is not in continuous operation, and
(b)  the water supply authority has given notice in writing to the relevant fire authority for the location concerned of the fact that the fire hydrant might not be operable because the pipe supplying water to the fire hydrant is not in continuous operation.
(3)  In this clause, the relevant fire authority for a location is—
(a)  in the case of a location within a fire district constituted under the Fire Brigades Act 1989—the Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW, or
(b)  in the case of a location within a rural fire district constituted under the Rural Fires Act 1997—the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service.