PipeSpec: helping you navigate Auckland’s water compliance changes

From 1 July 2017, big changes are happening to Auckland Council’s water and wastewater compliance and connections. Watercare, who deliver water and wastewater services to around 1.4 million people in Auckland, are introducing a raft of compliance changes that will essentially regulate and allow qualified contractors to certify their own work in the water system.

The council anticipates that these compliance changes will:

  • Provide a consistent system so that all work carried out in the water system meets Watercare’s standards,
  • Ensure that the water system remains in tip-top condition,
  • Remove the need for some inspections by Watercare staff, which will save time and money; and
  • Allow Watercare to claim liability from the responsible party if negligence is discovered.

All changes are expected to be fully implemented by 30 September 2017.

If you are planning a construction design project in Auckland, this might not seem like good news to you. In an industry where time is money, the last thing you want is to get bogged down in more compliance regulations. PipeSpec feel your pain. In the past 30 years that PipeSpec have been in business, they know that council regulations and compliance issues can seem confusing, and are a regular culprit in holding up consents.

PipeSpec’s team have an unparalleled knowledge of all council rules and regulations, no matter where you are in New Zealand. Using PipeSpec’s services means that you don’t need to become an expert overnight on compliance changes. That’s what PipeSpec do best, and you can trust that they’ll deliver a fully compliant and up-to-date design guaranteeing a quick turnaround in consent times. Not only will they save you time and money, PipeSpec’s plans are accurate and easy to read, meaning that sub-contractors’ quotes will have less variances.

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