Drinking Water Quality Management Plans

Drinking Water Quality Management Plans (DWQMPs) are an essential element of the new regulatory framework introduced by the regulator starting in 2009. The plans are designed to reflect the best practice process outlined in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) as a risk based approach to transparently managing the quality of potable water suppliers main product. This is a critical process for the urban water industry which delivers a food-grade product to customers homes around the clock.

The transition to DWQMPs from the planning arrangements previously practiced by service providers has been lessened by:

  • spreading the requirements over time (large providers due 2011, medium 2012 and small in 2013),
  • mapping the Qld guidelines to other risk frameworks (e.g. ADWG, HACCP, AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009),
  • providing templates, training and assistance to small and medium service providers.

Information provided to assist service providers complete their DWQMP is listed below and can also be sourced directly from the DERM website.

Guidelines and Templates

DERM DWQMP Guidelines DERM DWQMP Guidelines - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Guidelines for creating a Drinking Water Quality Management Plan from DERM September 2010. (485KB)

DERM DWQMP Supporting Information DERM DWQMP Supporting Information - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Supporting Information for creating a DWQMP from DERM - September 2010. (355KB)

DERM DWQMP Template DERM DWQMP Template - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Template with Guidance Notes to assist in creating a Drinking Water Quality Management Plan from DERM September 2011 (832KB)

DERM Assistance Workshops

The DERM udertook a series of workshops with medium and small providers in 20011 in July and August (see e Flash #121) and December 2011 and early 2012. Information from these workshops is listed below.

DERM DWQMP Support Program workshops DERM DWQMP Support Program workshops - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Desription of aim and function of DERM DWQMP support Program workshops in December 2011. (164KB)

 

Documents

DEWS-DWQMP-Reports-Template DEWS-DWQMP-Reports-Template - Release Date 29-Oct-2014: - (192KB)

DERM DWQMP Guidelines DERM DWQMP Guidelines - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Guidelines for creating a Drinking Water Quality Management Plan from DERM September 2010. (485KB)

DERM DWQMP Support Program workshops DERM DWQMP Support Program workshops - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Desription of aim and function of DERM DWQMP support Program workshops in December 2011. (164KB)

DERM DWQMP Supporting Information DERM DWQMP Supporting Information - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Supporting Information for creating a DWQMP from DERM - September 2010. (355KB)

DERM DWQMP Template DERM DWQMP Template - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Template with Guidance Notes to assist in creating a Drinking Water Quality Management Plan from DERM September 2011 (832KB)

DERM Flyer - DWQMP workshops DERM Flyer - DWQMP workshops - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Flyer advertising DERM workshops in December 2011 to assist small and medium service providers in developing their Drinking Water Quality Management Plans. (198KB)

DWQMP Workshop Agenda DWQMP Workshop Agenda - Release Date 15-Nov-2011: - Agenda for December workshops in DERM Drinking Water Quality Management Plan support program. (38KB)

E.coli Fact Sheet E.coli Fact Sheet - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - (426KB)