(1) A plumber to whom a water meter is supplied by a water corporation must take reasonable steps to ensure that the water meter—
(a) is not damaged or destroyed during installation or while in the custody of the plumber; and
(b) is not lost or stolen while in the custody of the plumber; and
(c) is installed on the land for which the water meter was supplied.
Penalty: 10 penalty units.
(2) For the purpose of subregulation (1), a water meter is taken to be in the custody of the plumber from the time the water meter is supplied to the plumber by the relevant water corporation until it is properly installed on the land for which it was supplied.