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Rule 9 Minor diversion of water from an intermittently flowing stream

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Rule 9 Minor diversion of water from an intermittently flowing stream

Updated 13 May 2015 12:38pm

The diversion of less that 1.5 m/sec of fresh water from any intermittently flowing river or stream including any associated:

  • disturbance of the river bed; or
  • deposition on the stream bed; or
  • erection or placement of a structure, which;

(1) has a catchment area above the diversion of not more than:

  • 200 ha in any catchment in the Region on the eastern side of the Ruamahanga River; or
  • 50 ha in any catchment in the Region on the western side of the Ruamahanga River; and

(2) is located more than 50 metres from a property boundary; and

(3) does not reduce the ability of the stream to convey flood flows or debris carried by floods

is a permitted activity, provided that it complies with the conditions specified below.

Conditions

(1) No contaminants (including but not limited to oil, petrol, diesel, paint, or solvent) shall be released to water from equipment being used for the construction of the diversion and no refuelling of equipment shall take place on any area of stream bed.

(2) All material used to construct the diversion but which is not part of any diversion structure shall be removed from the river or stream bed and disposed of in an appropriate manner.

(3) All reasonable steps shall be taken to minimise the release of sediment to water during construction.

(4) The diversion shall be maintained so that there is no accumulation of debris.