Water Suppliers and Carriers

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Council facilitates the registration of private water suppliers and carriers to ensure that those residents who purchase water from them have access to a safe supply.

Private Water Suppliers

A Private Water Supplier refers to the person in charge of premises to which drinking water obtained from a private water source is supplied or sought to be supplied.

Under section 133 of the Public Health Act 1997, a private drinking water supplier must register with the Council.

There are two exceptions to this:

  1. Food businesses that are already registered with the Council under the Food Act 2003.
  2. Persons who suppliy water as part of a residential tenancy or lease (for example a short-term holiday rental agreement or a long-term lease).

Under section 136A of the Public Health Act 1997, a private drinking water supplier must supply water in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health and must comply with council registration conditions and relevant guidelines which may include requirements to sample and test water.

 

Water Carriers

Water Carrier refers to a person who supplies drinking water in bulk, other than pre-packaged drinking water or pre-packaged ice, via transportation in a water tank, whether or not for fee or reward.

Under section 136E of the Public Health Act 1997, a water carrier must register with the council where they store the majority of their vehicles. A water carrier must supply water in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health and in accordance with council registration conditions and relevant guidelines.

 

If you wish to find out more about Water Suppliers or Carriers, or to register please call our Environmental Health Officer (EHO) on 6430 5700 or eho@burnie.net