(1) A plumber contracted to remove a water meter must take reasonable steps to ensure that the water meter—
(a) is not damaged or destroyed during removal or while in the custody of the plumber; and
(b) is not lost or stolen while in the custody of the plumber.
Penalty: 10 penalty units.
(2) For the purpose of subregulation (1), a water meter is taken to be in the custody of the plumber contracted to remove the water meter from the time the water meter is removed from the land by the plumber until the water meter is returned to the relevant water corporation.