Drinking Water Providers must prepare, implement, and review risk management plans - South Australia

Description

Drinking Water Providers must prepare, implement, and review risk management plans

This means you must:
  • prepare a risk management plan regarding the supply of drinking water to the public; and
  • keep the plan under continuous review with a view to updating and improving it; and
  • revise any aspect of the plan that is found, on review, to need revision.
The Chief Executive of the Department of Health may publish a standard risk management plan that may apply to a specified class of drinking water providers. This risk management plan may be adopted by the drinking water provider instead of their own risk management plan.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Eligibility requirements

The risk management plan must be consistent with:

  • the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 prepared by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Natural Resources Management Ministerial Council; or
  • the Community Water Planner 2011 prepared by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Water Commission.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The drinking water provider must ensure that any change to their:

  • full name and contact address; and
  • records of all documents relied on in the implementation of the risk management plan
is recorded in the risk management plan within 14 days of the occurrence of the change.

Additional information

To provide drinking water to the public in South Australia you must create risk management plan regarding the supply of that water.

 

A risk management plan regarding the supply of water is a document???

    (a) that contains a detailed description of the system of supply; and

    (b) that:

            (i) identifies the risks to the quality of the water and the risks that may be posed by the quality of the water; and

            (ii) assesses those risks; and

            (iii) sets out the steps to be taken to manage those risks (including the development and implementation of preventative                   strategies); and 

    (c) is a document that sets out:

            (i) monitoring and testing requirements associated with the quality of the water (a monitoring program); and

            (ii) incident identification, notification and response procedures (an incident identification and notification protocol); and

    (d) is a document that sets out maintenance schedules; and

    (e) is a document that contains any other matter required by the regulations- including the full name and contact address of the drinking         water provider; and records of all documents relied on in the implementation of the risk management plan (for example, operating         manuals and any other documents

detailing procedures)


(2) A risk management plan must:

    (a) be consistent with any standard, guideline or code specified by the regulations; and

    (b) comply with any other requirement prescribed by the regulations


This risk management plan must be approved by the South Australian Health Minister.

Administering agency

SA Health