Water and sewerage acts, regulations and standards

Water Industry Act 2012

The Water Industry Act 2012 and its associated regulations provide a legislative framework to ensure that South Australian consumers have safe, reliable and quality water supplies, sewerage services and installations. The Act helps plan water supply and demand and provides guidance for the water industry through:

  • licensing
  • price regulation
  • regulating customer service standards
  • informing technical standards for water and sewerage infrastructure, installations and plumbing
  • performance monitoring of the water industry
  • other measures relevant to using and managing water.

Water Industry Regulations 2012

The Water Industry Regulations 2012 define licensing, technical and safety requirements for water industry entities. The regulations also address protection and use of water and sewerage infrastructure and equipment, and water conservation measures.

Water and sewerage infrastructure technical standards

The Technical Regulator publishes technical standards for people who design, install, inspect, alter, repair, maintain, remove, disconnect or decommission water and sewerage infrastructure, as defined by the Water Industry Act 2012.

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) codes have been adopted as the technical standards for South Australia. The WSAA codes complement standards, codes and guidelines in current legislation – a hard copy is available for viewing at the Office of the Technical Regulator.

SA Water infrastructure standards and guidelines

The SA Water technical standards and guidelines can be viewed at the SA Water website.

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