Drinking Water

Drinking Water (also Potable Water) is water that is suitable for human consumption.


In Queensland The Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 defines drinking water as: "water for human consumption, intended primarily as water for drinking, whether or not the water is used for other purposes."
It also states that Drinking water does not include:
(a) water that is food as defined under the Food Act 2006
(b) water taken or supplied for domestic purposes under the Queensland Water Act 2000.

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