Water cartage permit (Balonne) - Queensland

Service summary

You need this permit to carry on a business where you:

  • use a water tanker to distribute water for domestic purposes (e.g. human consumption, food preparation, washing or other domestic activities),
  • obtain water from a source within the council area,
  • sell water to a place within the council area,
  • take water from the council's supply for commercial purposes.

You must gain council approval for all tankers you use to distribute the water.

Council may grant this permit if satisfied that:

  • the water you are distributing is of an appropriate quality for domestic purposes
  • your business complies with other criteria specified by local law policies.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Distribution

distribution includes the transportation and delivery.

Distributor

means a person who carries on the business of domestic water distribution.

Domestic purposes

means the purpose of:

human consumption;
food preparation;
washing;
other normal domestic activities.

Domestic water distribution

means the distribution of water, by water tanker, for domestic purposes and includes the transportation of water to a distributor.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


Additional information

Council regulates the drawing and cartage of water to:

  • ensure that water supplied by water tankers for domestic consumption or use is of high quality.
  • protect from contamination both water supplied and the water supply from which this water is taken.

Council may grant permits based on the following conditions:

Council:

  • restricts the sources of supply from which you may take water for your business,
  • restricts or prevents using water tankers for any purposes other than domestic water distribution.

You:

  • only distribute water in your business that is fit for human consumption and complies with standards set by the relevant local law policy,
  • take samples of water periodically, analyse the bacteriological and mineral content and provide Council with the results of the analysis,
  • only take water from sources specified in the permit,
  • only supply water for domestic purposes that complies with the World Health Organisation 1995 guidelines and/or the National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines for drinking water quality,
  • only use water tankers for water suitable for domestic purposes,
  • maintain the interior of each water tank in a clean and hygienic condition, free from rust and foreign matter,
  • display the permit number and water tanker approval number the Council issues you on each water tank, with the letters and numbers not less than 75mm in height,
  • display the trading name and telephone number of the water carrier on the tank, with the letters not less than 75mm in height,
  • take reasonable steps to prevent contamination of any source of supply, distribution tank and receptacle into which you transfer water.

Administering agency

Balonne Shire Council

Local law(s) name

Balonne Shire Council - Local Law 15 (Domestic Water Carriers)

Contact details

Balonne Shire Council


Operating address:
118 Victoria Street
St George, Queensland 4487
Mailing address:
PO BOX 201
St George, Queensland 4487

Phone:

0746208888

Fax:

0746208889
council@balonne.qld.gov.au

Website:

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