Introduced on Dec 8. The bill sets up a regulatory framework for the price and quality of water infrastructure services, and consumer protection for water infrastructure services. First reading on Dec 13 with National, Act and Te Paati Māori opposed, referred to the finance and expenditure committee. Reported back on June 7 with a large number of changes including around the roles and responsibilities of the proposed Water Services Commission, the balance between cost and safety, and the creation of a new consumers body. Second reading and remaining stages completed on Aug 22 with Labour and the Greens in favour.