Part 2A Drinking water

Part 2A: inserted, on 1 July 2008, by section 7 of the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 92).

69A Purpose

(1)

The purpose of this Part is to protect the health and safety of people and communities by promoting adequate supplies of safe and wholesome drinking water from all drinking-water supplies.

(2)

Accordingly, this Part—

(a)

provides for the Ministry to maintain a register of all drinking-water suppliers; and

(b)

provides for the Minister to issue or adopt drinking-water standards; and

(c)

imposes a range of duties on drinking-water suppliers, including duties to—

(i)

monitor drinking water; and

(ii)

take all practicable steps to comply with the drinking-water standards; and

(iii)

implement risk management plans; and

(d)

imposes a range of duties on water carriers; and

(e)

provides for the appointment of drinking-water assessors to assess compliance with this Part, and sets out their functions and powers; and

(f)

provides for the Director-General to recognise laboratories for the purposes of analysing drinking water; and

(g)

sets out certain emergency powers that are available during public health emergencies relating to drinking water; and

(h)

creates various offences; and

(i)

provides for the dissemination of information about drinking water.

Section 69A: inserted, on 1 July 2008, by section 7 of the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 92).