Household Water Supply (Local Councils)
If you are carting water for domestic purposes, check with your local Council that you are using a potable water standpipe.
Drinking water from potable water filling stations complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and is safe to drink without further treatment. It is essential to collect water into clean containers to make sure it remains safe to use. Do not use containers that have previously held chemicals or fuel.
Follow the steps below to ensure your water remains safe:
- Use a suitable container that has not held hazardous substances
- If the container hasn’t been used for a while, rinse any hoses and taps, other fittings, and the inside of the tank with drinking water before filling
- Seal the tank and hoses to protect from contamination during transport
- Ideally, tanks should be cleaned before refilling. If cleaning is not possible, fill carefully to try not to stir sediment at the base of the tank.
Contact your local Public Health Unit for advice on 1300 066 055 if you have already topped up your household tank and you are not sure of the quality.
- Conditions of use and access vary across council regions. Please contact your local council for more information.
- Find your local council’s contact details
- Some council regions have published information about water filling stations on their website. The below table lists these councils and provides links to their webpages.
Website link to information about water filling stations
Albury City Council
Ballina Shire Council
Bathurst Regional Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Bellingen Shire Council
Blayney Shire Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Dubbo Regional Council
Greater Hume Council
Lachlan Shire Council
Parkes Shire Council
Riverina Water County Council
Tamworth Shire Council
Temora Shire Council
|Upper Hunter Shire Council||http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/our-services/water-and-sewage/standpipes.aspx|