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Drinking Water Safety Plan

Why do I need a Water Safety Plan NZ?

Under the New ZealandWater Services Act (2021), anyone or any business that is more than a single domestic water supplier is considered a commercial water operator. The new water service regulator Taumata Arowai requires certain drinking-water suppliers to draw up a Drinking Water Safety Plan NZ (WSP)  for their water supply. It is a critical tool in ensuring safe drinking water in New Zealand.

First of all, the water safety plan is a legal requirement. But more important, it primarily provides you with an overview of what to do in emergencies. Thus, it is an essential guideline for managing the event. There are various objectives of a water safety plan. First, it identifies health hazards and risks that may occur from the Point of Entry (POE) to the Point of Use (POU) in your water system. Second, it helps to comply with legal limits to take measures when a critical point is reached.

Drinking Water Safety Plan
Drinking Water Safety Plan NZ

How do I know that I need a water safety plan?

Suppose you are rural and on rainwater or bore water. And you are considered a small drinking water supplies under the New Zealand Water Services Act (2021). In this case, you must submit a water safety plan. This also applies if your business involves food production, such as a winery, distillery or dairy.

However, this legal requirement of providing a drinking water safety plan also affects you when you are on mains water. And you have issues with chlorine/chemicals in your provided potable water for your customers. As soon as you are considered commercial like a café/restaurant, self-supplying rural school or campground, you will need to complete a water safety plan to comply with the Water Services Act.

Be on the safe side

Call us if you think you are a commercial water operator. We will come to you on-site to fully understand what you do and determine which regulations you need to comply with. We carry out qualified drinking water analyses to meet your legal requirements and compile your Water Safety Plan.

Get your Drinking Water Safety Plan with Aqua Works

We help you to design a drinking water safety plan NZ tailored to your individual needs. Each water supplier has its conditions that we address. Especially in risk assessment and risk management, we ensure that you comply with the legal requirements. You are involved in every step of the development process to build confidence in your design and a successful application.

With years of experience in water treatment, water purification, and UV filtration, we know how you can ensure the drinking water safety of your customers as a commercial water supplier. We offer innovative solutions for all types of businesses/industries that enable you to provide safe, clean drinking water in compliance with NZ Drinking Water Standards.

Taumata Arowai Drinking Water Safety Plan

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“Good on you, thanks for our Water Safety Plan. Taumata Arowai have approved us and we are now registered. Good work mate, we flew through. Cheers and thanks heaps.”

Kevin Smith, Kevs Contracting Ltd., November 2022


Water carrier in the Whangarei District, for whom we developed a Water Safety Plan to comply with the new Water Services Act regulations.

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Exceptional support for our business customers

Aqua Works has over 20 years of experience as a local expert in commercial water treatment for many industries. We offer water solutions supporting you to meet your individual needs and legal requirements. The modularity of our product range helps you to optimise investment costs. 

At the same time, it ensures the best purification of your water. We deliver customised water treatment solutions to keep your water safe wherever you need it in your business. Aqua Work’s water filtration systems, UV filter purification, water treatment, ozone systems, and water pumps combine sustainability, high performance and cost-efficiency. 

With years of experience and expert advice, our passionate team is here to help you every step of the way to clean and potable drinking water. Our maintenance service guarantees the continuous, reliable operation of the products used. Therefore, we recommend regular maintenance of all water treatment systems to detect possible malfunctions early.

Simultaneously, we eliminate the triggers and avoid costly replacements. And if something should happen spontaneously, call our 24/7 water pump emergency service. We will take care of your problem immediately and make sure that the water in your business is running again as quickly as possible.

At Aqua Works, we go the extra mile to ensure your water is healthy and fit for its purpose. Hence, all our water treatment products are field tried-and-tested, including our new innovative products and solutions. Want to experience our excellent UV filters, water filtration systems and water pumps or our high-quality UV filter service, water pump repairs or water pump service? Give us a call today at 0800 AQUA WORKS.