As detailed in the Drinking Water Quality Management Plan (DWQMP), Council strictly follows various testing and monitoring regimes to ensure drinking water is always safe. Contaminated water may not look, taste, or smell different to safe drinking water. This is why monitoring and testing of water is so important. The Australian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines (ADWQG) are followed stringently by Council with implemented monitoring programs to ensure a safe drinking water supply and protect public health. Each year, we conduct over 10,000 tests at our eight (8) water treatment plants for more than 100 parameters. We perform daily operational testing and continuous online monitoring at our water treatment plants and many of our water storage tanks and dams.
In addition to this, compliance sampling, verification monitoring and analysis is also conducted by a National Association of Testing Authorities accredited Laboratory.