Consult the list of registered systems for recycled water. Follow the steps in this Recycled Water Management Plan Decision Tree (PDF, 114KB) to check if you need to register your recycled water system or if you need to develop an RWMP. Queensland Health is developing a guide on the use of recycled water for car wash/car wash. Once completed, the guide will be published on this website. The supply of recycled water for irrigation of low-processing food plants (e.g. B bays), for domestic purposes such as flushing, cold water washing and outdoor irrigation, as well as increasing the supply of drinking water, are considered high-load recycled water uses. Recycled water suppliers who supply recycled water for these purposes must have a recycled water management plan approved by the Water Supply Regulation. Learn more about recycled water management plans. The Water Supply Regulation has developed a number of guides for managers and managers of these systems. While there is no regulatory requirement for recycled water suppliers operating low-exposure systems to have a Recycled Water Management Plan (RWMP), an appropriate SMR can be a useful way to manage the risks associated with the supply and use of recycled water. Recycled water suppliers who wish to develop an RWMP should refer to the latest edition of the Guideslines for Water Recycling: Managing Health and Environmental Risks (Phase 1). The department will register a recycled water system if demand meets requirements, including: in Queensland, recycled water is regulated differently depending on how the recycled water is used.

Queensland Health is the primary regulatory authority under the Public Health Act 2005 for low exposure to recycled water, such as irrigation of open spaces, irrigation of pastures and forage plants, irrigation of highly processed food and non-food crops and dust reduction. All suppliers of recycled water are also required to provide recycled water that is “usable” and does not pose a “risk to public health” within the meaning of the Public Health Act. With regard to the use of recycled water in the workplace, the person who controls the workplace has certain responsibilities with regard to the use, handling, storage and transport of this water. A recycled water system typically includes a recycled water supplier and a user or a number of users. This means that recycled water suppliers depend on the proper use of recycled water by users in order to avoid problems. Suppliers of recycled water are therefore invited to enter into formal agreements with users of recycled water in order to ensure the proper use of the recycled water. To help recycled water suppliers in this task, Queensland Health has developed a Model Recycled Water User Agreement (DOCX 296 kB). The department keeps a record of recycled water systems and informs other regulatory authorities and the public of where water recycling activities are taking place.

All suppliers of recycled water must register their recycled water systems with the Queensland Water Supply Authority. The department may require the recycled water supplier to provide additional information about the application, which may require review by legal declaration. Recycled water suppliers who supply recycled water for highly used purposes are mainly regulated by the Water Supply Regulation within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy….