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Rule 7 Minor abstractions

Rule 7 Minor abstractions

Updated 13 May 2015 12:38pm

The taking or use of less than 20,000 litres per day of fresh water (including fresh water from any aquifer), other than the taking of water from the Lower Hutt Groundwater Zone, is a permitted activity, provided that it complies with the conditions specified below.


(1) The water shall be taken at a rate of no more than 2.5 litres per second.

(2) In the case of groundwater, there are no adverse effects on the take from adjacent bores.

(3) There shall be no more than one abstraction point serving the land described in a particular certificate of title.

(4) Fish, including small fish, are prevented from entering the reticulation system.

Note: For this permitted activity, a consent for any new intake structure or bore may be required (see Rule 15 and the rules in section 7, Uses of the Beds of Rivers and Lakes, and Development on the Floodplain).

In the note with Rule 8, words were deleted by Decisions on Plan change 1 to the Regional Freshwater Plan 2002