Water Quality Guidelines and Reports

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

Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines

Issued under the Public Health Act 1997, the Drinking Water Quality Guidelines 2015 establish best practice frameworks for controlling authorities to effectively manage drinking water quality. These are legally enforceable requirements and replace the 2005 version of the guidelines.

Specific requirements for managing and controlling water so as it does not pose a risk to public health are outlined for each of the following:

  1. The Regulated Entity – TasWater
  2. Private Water Suppliers
  3. Commercial Water Carriers
  4. Agencies and Public Authorities
  5. Local Councils

Find more information on these guidelines from the DHHS state water officer on 1800 671 738.

Tasmanian Drinking Water Quality Reports

Each year water suppliers submit a report to the Director of Public Health detailing monitoring and management activities. The Director of Public Health publishes this information annually.  

November 2015