Drinking water quality guidelines and reports
Australian Drinking Water Guidelines
- The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 provide a framework for the management of water supplies from the catchment to the consumer's tap.
- These guidelines set health-related and aesthetic guideline limits for safe drinking water and are issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
- For information about water responsibility in Tasmania, visit the Department of Primary Industries Tasmania website.
Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines
- Tasmania’s Drinking Water Quality Guidelines 2015 are issued under the Public Health Act 1997.
- These are legally enforceable requirements and replace the 2005 version of the guidelines.
The Guidelines outline best practice frameworks for controlling authorities to effectively manage drinking water quality. Specific requirements for managing and controlling water so as it does not pose a risk to public health are outlined for:
- The Regulated Entity – TasWater
- Private Water Suppliers
- Commercial Water Carriers
- Agencies and Public Authorities
- Local Councils
For more information on these guidelines, phone the Department of Health (Tasmania) State Water Officer on 1800 671 738.
Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Reports
Each year TasWater submits a report to the Director of Public Health detailing the monitoring, compliance and management activities of drinking water supplies in Tasmania.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports
- Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2020-21
- Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2019-20
- Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2018-19
If you require older versions of these reports please email [email protected]