Resource Management Act 1991

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200 Meaning of water conservation order

In this Act, the term water conservation order means an order made under section 214 for any of the purposes set out in section 199 and that imposes restrictions or prohibitions on the exercise of regional councils’ powers under paragraphs (e) and (f) of section 30(1) (as they relate to water) including, in particular, restrictions or prohibitions relating to—


the quantity, quality, rate of flow, or level of the water body; and


the maximum and minimum levels or flow or range of levels or flows, or the rate of change of levels or flows to be sought or permitted for the water body; and


the maximum allocation for abstraction or maximum contaminant loading consistent with the purposes of the order; and


the ranges of temperature and pressure in a water body.