Commercial water carriers
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- Some people get their drinking water from commercial water carriers who sell or supply drinking water by carting it in a tank or similar.
- Councils must keep a register of commercial water carriers operating within their local government boundaries.
- Registration is valid for 12 months and must be renewed.
- Commercial water carriers should contact their local council to discuss their registration application.
Responsibilities of commercial water suppliers
- If your water is supplied from a commercial water carrier, they must tell you if it is microbiologically or chemically unsafe to drink. If you are unsure, then consider boiling the water before use or in some cases not drinking the water.
- Your commercial water carrier must tell you of any restrictions on the safe use of that water.
If your drinking water is supplied by a commercial water carrier, it is your responsibility to ensure that your private storage tanks are maintained and clean to avoid contamination of the supplied water
Where to get more information
- Contact your local council (they are responsible for regulation).
- For commercial water supplier obligations, download the Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.