Every residential unit in a Residential zone, or building in a commercial or industrial zone is required to have access to sufficient water supply.

Including access to water supplies for firefighting via the Council's urban fully reticulated system and with the New Zealand Fire Service Fire Fighting Water Supplies Code of Practice (SNZ PAS:4509:2008). 

If the site is within a residential zone where there may not be a compliant reticulated supply water supply and access to water supplies for firefighting shall be in accordance with the alternative firefighting water sources provisions of SNZ PAS 4509:2008.

In order to determine whether the reticulated supply meets the requirements of the Code for a given  proposal, or if a resource consent is required please see this flow chart [PDF, 265 KB].

Determination of whether a property is located within the urban water supply zone will be undertaken by the Council as part of the assessment check for applications for Project Information Memoranda, Building Consents and/or resource consent for new residential units in residential zones.

For new buildings in industrial or commercial zones or for more than three residential units on a certificate of title, details of the project should be forwarded to watercapacity@ccc.govt.nz for confirmation whether the reticulated supply meets the requirements of the Code.

Please contact DutyPlanner@ccc.govt.nz for more information.