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Water carriers fit into two distinct categories:
  • those that carry potable (drinking) water and
  • those that carry non-potable (not for drinking) water.

Potable drinking water carriers:

  • are regulated under the Food Act 2006
  • require a licence from council
  • require approval from Unitywater to access water from a standpipe / water filling station.
Water carriers transporting water for non-drinking purposes are regulated under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (PDF 828KB).

Examples of uses of non-drinking water include:
  • dust suppression at development sites
  • landscape irrigation.
Examples of sources of non-drinking water include:
For more information contact Workplace Health and Safety.