Drinking water

To protect public health, the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy closely monitors and regulates drinking water in Queensland.

The Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 applies to all drinking water service providers. This includes all councils or organisations involved in treating, transmitting or reticulating water for drinking purposes.

Water service providers are required to have a drinking water quality management plan (DWQMP) in place, and comply with the details of the plan.

The department ensures that service providers DWQMPs meet the requirements of the Act.

This guide outlines the obligations of drinking water service providers in Queensland.