Water cartage permit (Rockhampton) - Queensland

Description

You need a Food Business Licence 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 councils supply for commercial purposes.

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

 

Service type

Licence

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

Prerequisites

Application process

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

Rockhampton Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Rockhampton Regional Council

Operating address: Rockhampton Office
232 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton
Queensland 4700
Operating address: Gracemere Office
1 Ranger Street
GRACEMERE Q 4702
Operating address: Mount Morgan Office
32 Hall Street
Mount Morgan Q 4714
Mailing address: PO BOX 1860
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Phone: 1300225577
Fax: 1300225579
Email: enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au
Website: Rockhampton Regional Council (Opens in new window)