Water caters that provide drinking water are required to develop a Quality Assurance Program that complies with the Public health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012. Carters are also required to keep detailed records such as where the water was supplied from, the person receiving the water, quantity of water and the date of supply.
As water carters provide potable water to businesses and households, they are required to register as a food business with Council by completing form 187 – Food Business and/or Food Safety Supervisor Notification and returning it to Council.
- More information is available on the NSW Health website.
- NSW Health have developed the NSW Guidelines for Water Carters to assist water carters provide safe drinking water.
- There is a template available from NSW Health that a water carting business may use to develop a Drinking Water Carter Quality Assurance Program.