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Amending an RWMP

A recycled water provider may be required to amend its approved RWMP if:

  • the recycled water quality criteria relevant to the scheme changes
  • the scheme has not complied with a condition of its approved RWMP
  • the scheme uses new process technology
  • there are any other changes that will affect the approved RWMP.

Changes to an RWMP are required:

  • after a review
  • after audits having been undertaken
  • due to organisational changes
  • to correct minor errors in the plan or make another change that is not a change of substance.

The provider must apply for approval of any proposed amendments to an RWMP.

  • For minor amendments, e.g. to change the organisation name or scheme manager details, the provider should complete the request to amend form WSR015 (PDF, 616.0KB).
  • For substantive changes, the provider should complete the amendment application form WSR006 (PDF, 600.1KB).

We may also require an amendment to an approved RWMP to protect public health or ensure the continuity of operation of the scheme. In this case, a show cause notice will be issued about the required amendment.

The provider will have an opportunity to make a response submission to the show cause notice, following which the regulator will consider the providers submission(s) about the proposed amendments and give the recycled water provider either:

  • a notice to amend their RWMP, or
  • a notice that the plan does not need to be amended, if the regulator decides the proposed amendment should not be made.

The recycled water provider must comply with the notice.

Alternatively, the recycled water provider may decide to voluntarily amend an RWMP before the notice is given. In this case, the recycled water provider must apply to the regulator for approval of the proposed amended RWMP.

Last updated
27 August 2014