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Owner to fit backflow prevention device

    (1)     A relevant water corporation may give a written notice to the owner of a serviced property requesting the owner to arrange for a plumber to install a backflow prevention device to the private water supply works or a private fire service.

    (2)     The relevant water corporation must, in the written notice, give directions to the owner of the serviced property in relation to—

        (a)     the type of device to be installed; and

        (b)     the installation of the device; and

        (c)     the time for compliance with the notice, which must be at least 10 days after the date of the notice.

    (3)     The owner of the serviced property must comply with the notice under subregulation (1).

Penalty:     20 penalty units.

    (4)     An owner of a serviced property who has been given a notice under subregulation (1) must notify the relevant water corporation in writing of compliance with the notice within 5 business days after complying with the notice.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

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