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Submission to Building System Legislative Reform Programme Discussion Document

Water New Zealand supports the repeal of specific sanitary plumbing exemptions for householders in specified areas and for rural districts. We also support the repeal of exemptions for restricted sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work under supervision. There is a risk to public safety from water contamination and leakage if a plumber or drainlayer is not suitably qualified. We agree that consistent standards should be applied to all New Zealand.