Good quality drinking water is essential for a healthy lifestyle to be achieved. The 2011 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) incorporates the “Framework for the Management of Drinking Water Quality” and provides the water authority with guidance.
The Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2022 require drinking water suppliers to develop and adhere to a quality assurance program (QAP). QAPs are required to be submitted to the Public Health Unit for review and possible on-site inspection. Information is available here on the NSW Health website.
Water recycling refers to the treatment and reuse of sewage, greywater and/or stormwater, for non-potable purposes. NSW Health supports the reuse of treated wastewater provided the health risks are adequately managed. Information about wastewater management is available here on the NSW Health website.
To contact the Environmental Health team about water quaility issues, please email us or phone (02) 9382 8333 during business hours.