Under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, a water service includes:
In Queensland, water service providers include:
Bulk water providers, such as Seqwater and Sunwater, generally provide water to local councils as the source of their drinking water supplies. Water authorities are divided into Category 1 and Category 2. Category 1 water authorities, Gladstone Area Water Board and Mount Isa Water Board are overseen by the Department of Energy and Water Supply and also provide water to local councils for drinking water. Category 1 water authorities operate on a much larger scale than category 2 water authorities, which are overseen by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
A sewerage service includes:
Read more about registered service provider obligations.