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eFlash #451

eFlash #451
Date: 28-Sep-2020

In this edition: Water Supply Regulation Update| Atherton Conference 2020 – two weeks to go!| New Consultation Paper regarding Telcos| Did you know!

1. Water Supply Regulation Update

The latest edition of the Office of the Water Supply Regulator’s Water Supply Regulation e-Alert has just been released and includes items on:

Reminder of Performance Reporting 2019-20 financial year ( due by COB Thursday 1st October 2020. More information is available on the Department’s website. Submission of reports is via SWIM or you can use the Performance Reporting Template which is available upon request by emailing us at drinkingwater.reporting@dnrme.qld.gov.au

Reminder of Annual Drinking Water Report - due on 18th December (120 business days after the end of financial year). 

Review of the Drinking Water Quality Management Plan (DWQMP) Guidelines – is currently being undertaken to better set out requirements of the DWQMP framework. A draft document is in development with an Advisory Group including service providers, Queensland Health and qldwater. A draft document will be developed and made available for broader consultation in early 2021. 

Service Providers wishing to find out more about these and other activities by the Regulator should contact drinkingwater.reporting@dnrme.qld.gov.au

2.Atherton Conference 2020 – two weeks to go! 

Have you registered to attend either in person or virtually for the Atherton Conference? Spaces are filling fast to attend in person so you better hurry! Register now.

To see who will be presenting at this year’s conference, please click here. 

COVID-19 has cramped everyone’s style but we are determined to try to run one more hybrid event before 2020 is out, and things are still looking good for the event hosted by the very flexible champs at Tablelands Regional Council on 8 October.  

qldwater conferences are an informal opportunity for networking, updates on what’s impacting Queensland’s water and sewerage service providers, as well as technical presentations on a host of topics. 

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors Dial Before You Dig (long-standing Water Connections Tour sponsor), and Gold sponsors Royce Water Technologies and Aquatec Maxcon. Other opportunities are still available, contact ncarragher@qldwater.com.au if you’re interested.  

3. New Consultation Paper Regarding Telcos 

Water Services Association of Australia is working on a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Code of Practice underpinning the Telco powers and immunities. 

WSAA would like to gather as much cost data as possible in response to queries about costs and benefits to build on their previous submissions. qldwater will be working to provide input into WSAA’s response.

If you would like to find out more, click here

4. Did you know!

Did you know the award winning QWRAP (Queensland Water Regional Alliance Program) has been around since 2011? Information on the Program which is partially funded by the DNRME is available on the new QWRAP website, including: information about Bidpool Funding | Recent Projects | QWRAP Research | and Progress Reports.



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