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NSW Creek Water Legal for Garden Use under Property Law?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Tanbon, 22 July 2015.

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  1. Tanbon

    Tanbon Member

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    Is it legal under property law for a neighbour on top side of your land to pump out of creek running through both properties every day and use the water for irrigation of gardens?
     
  2. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    Landholders with creek, river or lake frontage or who overlie an aquifer are allowed to pump the water for domestic use (including household gardens) and non-intensive stock watering. See section 52 of the Water Management Act 2000: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/wma2000166/s52.html

    It sounds as though your neighbour's activities are lawful.
     

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