Competencies-for-Operators - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - DEWS guidance on competencies for operators within drinking water treatment systems. (139KB)
DEWS-Comparative-Reporting - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - As part of the Performance Reporting framework, the Department of Energy and Water Supply will prepare an annual comparative report based on data submitted by service providers in their annual performance report. It will compare the performance of water and sewerage providers across Queensland allowing customers to see how their service provider performs relative to similar providers and to allow benchmarking of similar service
DEWS-Factsheet-Performance-Reporting - Release Date 21-Jul-2015: - Department of Energy and Water Supply fact sheet on annual performance reporting. The comparative report aims to allow customers to see how their service provider
performs relative to similar providers and to allow benchmarking of similar service providers. (58KB)
Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs): What are they and how are they used? - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is a way of measuring the population impact of a health problem, or the burden of disease, associated with a specific condition. It is a measure of the amount of time (in years) that is ‘lost’ due to imperfect health from a particular cause, taking into account both premature death and time lived in a state of ill-health (termed disability). It also incorporates a weighting for the
severity of the disability.
Fact sheet kindly provided by Water Research (1274KB)
Health-Based Targets for Microbial Safety of Drinking Water - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - Pathogens in source waters present a challenge for those tasked with providing safe drinking water. To achieve this, they are guided by the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, although advice from the ADWG on this issue could be improved. One proposal is the introduction of health based targets for microbial
safety of drinking water. This Fact Sheet provides a brief
explanation of HBTs and some rationale for their introduction into the ADWG and is kindly provided by Water Research Australia. | (1134KB)
Health-Based Targets for the Microbial Safety of Drinking Water: Stakeholder viewpoints - Release Date 12-Nov-2014: - Health-based targets (HBTs) are measurable health, water quality or performance objectives that are established based on a judgement of what constitutes an acceptable level of health risk in relation to pathogens in drinking water.
Incorporation of HBTs for microbial safety of drinking water into future revisions of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines is currently under discussion.
Fact sheet kindly provided by Water Research Australia. (1509KB)
DEWS-CSS-Guidance-Material - Release Date 29-Oct-2014: - DEWS guidelines on preparing a Customer Service Standard. (334KB)
Water Demand Management Factsheets - Release Date 25-Mar-2013: - This guide discusses the various options available to Local Governments to manage their water resources by improving water use efficiency by reusing, recycling and minimising water waste.
This document is divided into broad sections covering: Customer Use Efficiency, Water Recycling, Education/Public Awareness, Water Pricing and Loss Management. Members must log in to access this document. | (1321KB)
Administrative Arrangements Order - Release Date 04-Apr-2012: - Post Election Announcements Affecting Water and Sewerage.
The State Government has this week released Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 3) 2012 to identify which new departments will administer existing legislation.
Of particular interest to Water and Sewerage
Health (Minister Lawrence Springborg) –Water Fluoridation Act 2008
Environment and Heritage Protection (Minister Andrew Powell) – Environmental Protection Act 1994
Housing and Public Works (Minister Bruce Flegg) – Plumbing and (301KB)
On-line Fluoride Monitors Factsheet - Release Date 25-Oct-2011: - The Queensland Water Fluoridation Act and Regulation require determination of fluoride concentration on a daily basis. On-line fluoride analysers can provide
accurate and reliable measurement of fluoride concentration provided that analysers are calibrated, serviced and maintained in accordance with the equipment supplier's operating handbook. (319KB)
WEMP Factsheet - Release Date 22-Jun-2007: - Background information on WEMPs and their introduction in SEQ. (770KB)