Codes of Practice


The Codes of Practice regulate activities that are normally regulated through approvals granted by the Water Act. These activities are managed separately to simplify the approval process for certain activities, however the Codes of Practice are still regulated and enforced by the Water Act. With the Codes of Practice in effect and with notification to ESRD an activity can take place without  Water Act approval. Notification for works must be submitted to ESRD 14 days before the work is to begin. 

For more information on each of the Codes of Practice please click on the links below:

Code of Practice for Pipelines And Telecommunications Lines Crossing a Water Body

     Guide to Code of Practice for Pipeline and Telecommunication Lines Crossing a Water Body, Including Guidelines for Complying          With the Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings

     Guide to the Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings Including Guidelines for Complying with the Code of Practice