Safe Drinking Water
While Southern Rural Water does not supply water for direct human consumption, it does supply water to other water corporations who treat the water and then provide it to residential customers.
As a supplier of water to urban water corporations, we must prepare and implement Safe Drinking Water Risk Management Plans under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2005.
The plans are reviewed by an external auditor, with a report submitted to the Department of Health.
We also produce an Annual Safe Drinking Water Report. The latest report is available on our publications page.under Annual Reports – Other
Our water is not fit for human consumption without first being properly treated.
Water supplied by Southern Rural Water is not fit for human consumption without first being properly treated.
Water supplied at some of our facilities (eg taps in the parks around our storages) is also untreated and not suitable for human consumption.
Water taken from a groundwater or surface water resource managed by us is untreated water for domestic and stock or irrigation use only.
For more information, please contact us.