While there is no neononic regulatory requirement for recycled water suppliers operating low-exposure systems for a recycled water management plan (RWMP), an appropriate RWMP can be a useful way to manage the risks associated with the supply and use of recycled water. Those wishing to develop an RWMP should refer to the latest edition of the Australian Water Recycling Guidelines: Health and Environmental Risk Management (Phase 1). With respect to the use of recycled water in the workplace, the person who controls the workplace has some responsibility for the use, handling, storage and transportation of that water. Queensland Health is developing a guide to the use of recycled water for vehicle washing and vehicle washing. Once completed, the guide will be published on this site. The supply of recycled water for irrigation of nutritious plants (for example. B berries), for domestic purposes such as flushing, washing cold water and open-air irrigation, as well as for drinking water supply, are considered a quality use of recycled water. Suppliers of recycled water that provide recycled water for this purpose must have a recycling water management plan approved by the Water Regulations. Learn more about recycled water management plans. The Water Supply Regulations have developed a series of guides for managers and operators of these systems. All recycled water suppliers are also required to provide recycled water that is “usable” and does not pose a “public health risk” as defined in the Public Health Act. All recycled water suppliers must register their water recycling systems with the Queensland Water Service. Suppliers of recycled water that provide recycled water for high quality purposes are primarily regulated by the Water Supply Regulations within the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

However, Queensland Health is also a co-regulatory authority for these systems. To help recycled water suppliers meet their obligations under the Public Health Act, Queensland Health has developed a directive on low-risk systems (PDF 307 kB). This directive recommends monthly and rolling assessments of the quality of recycled water. Five tables have been developed, one for each class of recycled water, to help recycled water carry out these assessments: in Queensland, recycled water is variously regulated according to the use of recycled water. Queensland Health is the primary regulator under the Public Health Act 2005 for low exposure to recycled water, such as open-air irrigation of municipalities. B, irrigation of herbaceous and forage crops, irrigation of highly processed food plants and non-food crops, and dust reduction.