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Suspensions and cancellations of an RWMP

As the regulator, we can cancel or suspend an approved recycled water management plan (RWMP) if the recycled water provider has not complied with the plan, a condition of the plan, or a compliance notice. 

The regulator must issue a show cause notice about the proposed action to the recycled water provider. If the regulator decides to suspend or cancel the approved RWMP, the regulator will issue an information notice advising the recycled water provider of the suspension or cancellation. This will take effect on the day the notice is given.

If an approved RWMP has been cancelled, the recycled water provider must submit a new RWMP for approval before recommencing supply.

If an approved RWMP has been suspended, the recycled water provider may apply for an approval to resume supply of recycled water.

We may also suspend an RWMP if the production or supply of recycled water stops and the regulator has received a notice of temporary stoppage WSR011 (PDF, 566.7KB).

The regulator may cancel an RWMP if the recycled water provider has permanently stopped supplying recycled water under the scheme.

Permanently stopping supply of recycled water

The scheme manager, recycled water provider and other declared entities must give the regulator notice if they propose to permanently stop the supply of recycled water.

If the recycled water scheme is not a critical recycled water scheme, the notice to the regulator must be given at least 30 days before the supply of recycled water is proposed to stop.

If the recycled water scheme is a critical recycled water scheme, the notice to the regulator must be given at least 60 days before the supply of recycled water is proposed to stop. The regulator may authorise alternative arrangements for a critical recycled water scheme to ensure the continued operation of the scheme, and use additional dispute resolution powers if required.

A notice of intent to permanently stop supply form WSR010 (PDF, 594.2KB) must be completed by the recycled water provider or scheme manager and given to the regulator, unless there is a reasonable excuse:

  • at least 60 days before the supply of recycled water is proposed to stop: for critical recycled water schemes
  • at least 30 days before the supply of recycled water is proposed to stop: for other schemes.

The regulator may request additional information about the stoppage or require any information to be verified by statutory declaration.

If supply continues after the date stated in the notice the intention to cease supply, the notice ceases to have effect.

Once supply under the scheme actually stops, the provider or scheme manager must give the regulator notice of the stoppage on form WSR012 (PDF, 567.6KB) within five days after supply stops.

Last updated
2 June 2014