The new approach to assessment and approvals of works (under section 60 of the Local Government Act or section 292(1) of the Water Management Act) is fully implemented from 1 July 2022, with an online application form available as well as external guidance for local water utilities.
The online application form is available via our WAMS portal (Water Actions Management System). A fact sheet about applying online (PDF, 252.66 KB) is available for reference.
Our guidance document Applying for water treatment and sewerage works approvals (PDF, 1004.25 KB) is available for use by local water utilities. This is an update to our interim guidance document published in July 2022.
Local water utilities can find out more information by visiting how to apply for an approval for water treatment and sewerage works or contacting the department at firstname.lastname@example.org