Water Suppliers and Carriers
Council facilitates the registration of private water suppliers and carriers to ensure that those residents who purchase water from them have access to a safe supply.
Private Water Suppliers
A Private Water Supplier refers to the person in charge of premises to which drinking water obtained from a private water source is supplied or sought to be supplied.
Under section 133 of the Public Health Act 1997, a private drinking water supplier must register with the Council.
There are two exceptions to this:
- Food businesses that are already registered with the Council under the Food Act 2003.
- Persons who supply water as part of a residential tenancy or lease (for example a short-term holiday rental agreement or a long-term lease).
Under section 136A of the Public Health Act 1997, a private drinking water supplier must supply water in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health and must comply with council registration conditions and relevant guidelines which may include requirements to sample and test water.
A Water Carrier refers to a person who supplies drinking water in bulk, other than pre-packaged drinking water or pre-packaged ice, via transportation in a water tank, whether or not for fee or reward.
Under section 136E of the Public Health Act 1997, a water carrier must register with the council where they store the majority of their vehicles. A water carrier must supply water in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health and in accordance with council registration conditions and relevant guidelines.