Watercare visits Penny Bright and investigates her meter

My sources have told me that this morning Watercare turned up at Penny Bright’s house and started investigating her unusual water reticulation methods.


As I posted on the weekend it appears that Penny Bright has breached Watercare’s bylaws

The Auckland Council Water Supply and Wastewater Network Bylaw came into effect on 1 July 2015.

It serves as a legally binding mechanism that enables us to protect our water supply and wastewater network assets, and replaces Auckland’s eight previous water supply and wastewater bylaws, standardising regulation across the region.

The bylaw covers various matters including:

  • Avoiding illegal or inappropriate connection to or disconnection fromWatercare’s network
  • Protecting Watercare’s network from damage, misuse and interference
  • Requiring appropriate standards for infrastructure that will be vested as public assets
  • Enabling the restriction of water supply in order to maintain an adequate supply of drinking water in the event of drought or other emergency

The by-law is even more specific and the penalties aren’t cheap:

15 Offences (1)

A person who breaches clause 8, 12, 13 or 14 of this bylaw commits an offence under section 239 of the Act. Explanatory note: As at 1 July 2015 the maximum penalty for a person convicted of the offence of breaching this bylaw is a fine of $20,000 per offence.

Penny Bright was a short time ago standing on the street remonstrating with the Watercare workers.

She has also laid a complaint with OMSA about my post asking questions of her.

Readers should bear in mind that mayoral candidate Penny Bright has refused to pay her rates, claims she is a transparency and anti-corruption campaigner and it appears she has untoward water reticulation methods. There is a high public interest in drawing attention to her unusual water reticulation methods given her campaigns against Watercare, in particular, and also her non-payment of rates.

Yet again we have a left-wing hypocrite using complaints processes to attempt to silence someone telling the truth about them.



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