Where Council is not obligated to supply water, design proposals for private source and supply of potable water shall follow the requirements of the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act.
- In these situations, the person or party supplying potable water to others becomes a Water Supplier. The Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act requires Water Suppliers to:
- Register their supply.
- Monitor their water quality. Monitoring tests must be carried out by a recognised laboratory.
- Implement a water safety plan.
- Take all practicable steps to comply with the drinking-water standards.
- Ensure an adequate supply and take reasonable steps to protect the source.
- A person or party who supplies potable water by tanker rather than pipes is known as a Water Carrier. The Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act requires Water Carriers to:
- Register their carrier business (see list),
- Renew their registration annually.
Designers shall provide details of the source, capacity and quality of the existing and proposed water supply to Council and any other organisation as required by the Act.
Where any lot is connected to Council’s water supply network and uses an alternative supply of water, for irrigation, residential supply or any other use, the connection to Councils water supply network shall be installed with backflow devices appropriate to the hazard rating and be maintained to prohibit cross contamination of the Council’s system.
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