Drinking water quality management

The first and most crucial step to setting up a safe drinking water system is to establish a robust management system. The following webpages are designed to assists drinking water providers to establish a drinking water quality management plan that can be used to provide customers with safe drinking water:

Domestic household drinking water systems

The following webpages have further information on the different sources used for drinking water:

Regulated plumbing work

Work involving drinking water services from a meter assembly to the points of use within any property is regulated plumbing work which must be carried out by or under the direction and control of a Licensed Plumbing Contractor. Certification and technical requirements for regulated plumbing work are available on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website (external site).

Plumbers technical notes (external site) are available from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

The Lead In Plumbing Products Implementation Plan (external site) is a roadmap for the national transition to low lead plumbing products. The plan sets out the key milestones and review points for installation and enforcement, and has been developed in consultation with affected stakeholders, with a transition period commencing on 1 May 2023. The Plan has been published by the Australian Building Codes Board and is available from this web page

Building recommissioning

For information designed to assist building owners and operators to reopen or manage/maintain buildings, parts of buildings and or building clusters that have been fully or partially closed for more than 30 days, see building recommissioning – water supply and water related services.

Last reviewed: 18-09-2023
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