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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 31 March 2020 at 10:44)
Part 9 Division 7 Subdivision 4
Subdivision 4 Miscellaneous
209   Cutting off or restricting supply
A water supply authority may cut off or restrict the supply of water to land in any of the following circumstances—
(a)  if any service charges or other charges relating to the land are unpaid,
(b)  if the person requiring a supply of water—
(i)  fails to do anything that, under the Act or this Regulation, is required to be done to prevent waste, misuse, undue consumption, backflow or contamination of the water supplied by the water supply authority, or
(ii)  fails to comply with a notice under clause 141 regulating or restricting the use of water, or
(iii)  fails to comply with its conditions of supply, or
(iv)  fails to comply with its requirements in relation to the installation, repair or alteration of a meter for measuring water, or
(v)  fails to comply with its requirements, or any requirements of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011 or the regulations made under that Act, in relation to the installation, repair or alteration of water or sewerage connections, plumbing fittings or appliances connected, or intended to be connected, directly or indirectly to a water main or sewer main,
(c)  if it is necessary to do so—
(i)  in order to repair or alter any connections, plumbing fittings or appliances referred to in paragraph (b)(v), or
(ii)  in order to effect repairs or to clean a water main or sewer main, or
(iii)  in order to conserve supplies in time of drought or other emergency, or
(iv)  because of an accident.
210   Service of notices
(1)  A notice under this Part to a Public Service agency may be served on the head of the agency.
(2)  A notice under this Part to a statutory corporation may be served—
(a)  by leaving it at the corporation’s registered office or principal place of business with a person who appears to be employed there and to be at least 16 years old, or
(b)  in any manner authorised by or under the Act by which the corporation is constituted.
(3)  A notice under this Part to a person liable for payment of a service charge or other charge, or to a person who is owner or occupier of land or a building, may be served—
(a)  personally, or
(b)  by leaving it, at the person’s residential or business address, with a person who appears to be employed or to reside there and to be at least 16 years old, or
(c)  by sending it by post to the person’s residential or business address last known to the water supply authority serving the notice, or
(d)  by affixing it to a conspicuous part of the land or building.
(4)  A notice under this Part may be served on a person who appears to be absent from the State, and who has authorised service on an agent, by serving it on the agent of the person as if the agent were the person to be served.
(5)  If a notice relates to unoccupied land and the address of the owner is not known to the water supply authority serving the notice, it may be served by an advertisement that—
(a)  is published in a newspaper circulating in its area, and
(b)  states the name of the owner of the land, if known to it, and
(c)  if the notice is notice of a service charge, states its amount, the period to which the charge relates and that a detailed notice of the service charge may be obtained at its offices, and
(d)  states that the advertisement operates as service of the notice.
(6)  It is a sufficient description of the addressee of a notice to be served if the notice specifies “the owner”, “the occupier” or other appropriate description.
211   Recording of service charge
(1)  A water supply authority must keep records relating to each service charge as required by the Minister and must keep the records in a manner approved by the Minister.
(2)  An amendment of the records kept under this clause may be made—
(a)  so as to insert the name of a person who claims to be, and is, entitled to be recorded as owner or occupier, or
(b)  so as to insert the name of a person to whom an account for a service charge should have been rendered or who has, since the levying of a service charge, become liable to pay it, or
(c)  so as to omit the name of a person whose name should not have been recorded, or
(d)  so as to vary the amount of a service charge, whether as a result of an error in recording or notifying it, as a result of an adjustment or objection or as a result of an appeal, or
(e)  so as to insert particulars of land that should have been the subject of a service charge, or
(f)  so as to make such other corrections as will ensure conformity of the records with the Act.
(3)  A liability to make a payment as a result of an amendment accrues on the making of the amendment, but the payment is not overdue if made within one month after written notice of the amendment, and of the resulting liability, has been given to the person liable.