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Guidelines for drinking water transport in the Northern Territory

Details:

Title

Guidelines for drinking water transport in the Northern Territory

Issued by

Northern Territory. Department of Health

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2011-09-01

Description

The purpose of these guidelines is to specify public health requirements for water carters delivering drinking water to domestic and commercial customers in the Northern Territory.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

The Department of Health acknowledges and thanks the Environmental Health Branch of the NSW Department of Health and the Department of Health, Victoria. This publication is based on the NSW Health Guidelines for Water Carters (27 January 2005) and the Guidelines for Potable (Drinking) Water Transport in Victoria.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Introduction -- Legal obligations -- Water quality - Australian drinking water guidelines - Treatment -- Water tank and vehicle - Transport of drinking water - Water transport vehicle construction -- Cleaning -- Record keeping - Delivery record

Language

English

Subject

Drinking water -- Standards -- Northern Territory; Drinking water -- Health aspects -- Northern Territory; Water quality management -- Northern Territory; Water supply -- Northern Territory -- Management

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

10 pages ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/266927

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/446434

Page content

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 1. INTRODUCTION The Environmental Health Branch of the Department of Health (DoH) developed the Guidelines for Drinking Water Transport in the Northern Territory, for the operation of water carting vehicles supplying water for drinking and domestic use. These guidelines are in addition to provisions required by the water supplier to protect their asset. Consumers purchasing drinking water from a water carter need assurance that the water is safe and suitable for human consumption. These guidelines have been developed to assist carters of drinking water in the Northern Territory (NT) to meet their legal obligations under the NT Food Act, and to ensure that the water they supply to their customers is both safe and suitable for drinking and food preparation. Page 4 of 10 Department of Health is a Smoke Free Workplace


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