In the interest of public health, we regulate the production and supply of certain types of recycled water. This guide outlines the obligations of recycled water providers.
This includes recycled water from the following sources:
Recycled water providers are responsible for the overall management and quality of water they produce. In doing so, they must comply with the specific provisions of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008. As the Queensland Water Supply Regulator, we administer the relevant sections of this Act.A recycled water provider is:
In April 2014, the Act was amended to simplify the regulation of recycled water and reduce the regulatory burden on some recycled water providers.
In particular, the amendments reduce the regulatory burden on recycled water schemes that supply recycled water to lower exposure uses.
All recycled water providers must register their recycled water schemes with the regulator by the following dates:
The regulator will register a recycled water scheme if the application complies with the application requirements, including:
The regulator may require the recycled water provider to provide additional information about the application, which may require verification by statutory declaration.
The regulator will keep a register of recycled water schemes, providing information to regulators and the public about where water recycling activities are occurring.
You may change your registration details using appropriate part of the SPA01 service provider application form.