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Watercare reviews compliance processes

15 June 2017

Auckland Council's water and wastewater provider Watercare says it has reviewed its processes relating to new developments and connections to its network, to enable qualified contractors and consultants to self-certify their work.

Complaince statements will be introduced to provide a consistent system for ensuring all work carried out on Watercare's network meets its engineering standards.

Watercare says use of the statements will become mandatory from 1 July 2017. The four different types of compliance statements are available on the Watercare website.

“This review is about protecting our customers and enabling competent contractors and consultants to self-certify their work, which will largely remove the need for inspections from Watercare staff," strategy and general planning manager Martin Smith says.

“Accepted compliance statements will also give Watercare a legal avenue to claim costs from the responsible party when negligence is discovered, so that ultimately it’s not our customers who will bear the burden of this cost.”

Last updated on the 15th June 2017