Requirements for suppliers of drinking water

Ensuring safe drinking water with the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012​

The Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012 require drinking water suppliers to:

  • ​have a quality assurance program (QAP) that complies with the Regulation
  • comply with (i.e. implement) its QAP
  • provide a copy of the QAP to the local Public Health Unit
  • keep records relating to managing the safety of its drinking water supply.

Penalties may now apply if these requirements are not followed.

Further information to assist with meeting these new requirements is available:

Acts and regulations

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Current as at: Monday 4 February 2019
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