Authorised water supply installers need to be suitably experienced individual workers who have relevant experience and skills and who have committed to ongoing training towards the National Certificate in Water Reticulation (Level 3 or 4).
To become authorised, applicants need to provide evidence to Christchurch City Council that they have:
or NZ Certificate in Utilities Maintenance (Strand Water) (Level 4) or are actively working towards the ‘NZ Certificate in Utilities Maintenance (Strand Water) (Level 4)
They also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions [PDF, 79 KB] set out for the scheme.
On-site technical assessments are required to ensure that the applicant has the necessary experience, technical skills and resources to carry out authorised work in accordance with Council regulations and standards. The applicant will be contacted by the Council assessor to arrange the assessments.
Approval will be given in writing only and is only awarded to the individual and not to commercial entities. It is not transferable and can be withdrawn by the City Council upon non-compliance with the rules as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.
Please note that due to the large number of applications and the associated on site assessments the current turn around time is a minimum of 4 months.
Enquiries about the scheme can be made by phoning Council on (03) 941 8830.