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Is your water tank running low?

Sep 21, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Did you know that domestic water carriers are required to hold a Mobile Food Licence to comply with the Food Act 2006?

With Queensland having experienced one of the driest winters on record, many North Burnett residents relying on tank water are finding this precious resource running low. When looking to restock your water tanks with domestic water, residents are reminded to ensure that a reputable licensed water carrier is used. Utilising a licensed water carrier for domestic or commercial use will ensure your water is safe and suitable for human consumption.

Guidelines for domestic water carriers include:

  • Vehicle must not be used for any other purpose than domestic water distribution.
  • Carriers are required to be available for inspection by a Council officer at any time.
  • Carriers may only source treated drinking water from an approved potable water source, eg Council standpipe.
  • Adequate measures must be taken to prevent contamination of the source of supply, distribution tank and container into which the water is being transferred.
  • Water carriers are required to be licensed with only one Council, even if they are delivering water to multiple council areas.

For guidance on the use of rainwater tanks, including maintenance and minimising potential water quality hazards, please see the Queensland Health website.

For further information regarding this public notice, please contact Council’s Environmental Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.