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Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Role of the water supply regulator

The water supply regulator is responsible for regulating the quality and provision of drinking and recycled water quality and service provider performance in Queensland.

The regulator provides a framework for regulated entities including:

  • registration of water and sewerage providers
  • monitoring of drinking water quality management plans through annual performance reporting
  • monitoring of ongoing drinking and recycled water quality incident reporting and management.

The regulator also monitors compliance of emergency action plans for referable dams and ensures the communications and warnings set out in these plans are implemented.

Our role is to make sure these systems are managed effectively and that regulated entities understand and adhere to their obligations under the law.

The plan outlines our approach to good regulatory practices ensuring legislative obligations are met and compliance with laws aimed at safeguarding our water supply.

Last updated:
25 January 2018
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