Drinking water guidelines
Drinking water service providers (providers) are required to meet legislative requirements under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008.
Regulatory guidelines enable compliance with the drinking water requirements of the Act.
The Water Quality and Reporting Guideline for a Drinking Water Service (PDF, 406K)* is a regulatory guideline which outlines providers' drinking water quality, monitoring and reporting obligations.
The Drinking Water Quality Management Plan Guideline (PDF, 485K)* is a regulatory guideline developed to help providers prepare their drinking water quality management plan (plan). It details requirements of the Act that providers must follow and matters considered by the regulator in assessing the plan.
The Preparing a Drinking Water Quality Management Plan—Supporting Information (PDF, 355K)* includes lists of examples and further sources of information that providers may wish to reference in preparing a plan. It is the responsibility of the provider to ensure legislative requirements are met.
Australian Drinking Water Guidelines
The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines also provide a framework for managing drinking water quality, including advice on the types of parameters, monitoring methodology, sampling locations and sampling frequency that could be considered.
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Last updated 10 January 2013