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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Waimakariri District Council adopted a Backflow Prevention Policy in 2014.
This policy sets out the backflow prevention requirements for new and existing properties in the district. View the Backflow Prevention Policy (pdf, 163.4 KB)
Backflow is the unplanned reversal of liquid/contamination from your property into the Council's potable water supply system.
The policy could affect your business or property, depending on the types of activities that are undertaken. Examples of activities which may require backflow prevention are:
If any of these circumstances apply, the Council may require backflow prevention devices to be installed at your property boundary. If a backflow surveyor finds there is a backflow hazard from activities on your property then a backflow prevention device would be required at your boundary to protect the public water supply.
A survey of backflow hazards is proposed to begin in July 2014. This would begin within the district's industrial areas (Business 2 Zones).
Some examples of potential backflow hazards on your property could be:
The following appendices provide further information on the types of activities that may require backflow prevention devices at the property boundary: