The Council is responsible for monitoring the bacteriological and chemical quality of treated drinking water delivered through its reticulation system.
Residents living outside the declared Water Districts rely on various sources for drinking water, ranging from rainwater tanks to creeks and streams. These people should have access to advice on the adequacy of these supplies.
Due to its geography and climate, this region is a popular area for water sports. Waters used for recreational activities should meet minimum physical, chemical, and bacteriological standards. Where this is not the case, the public must be advised.
Cradle Coast Water supplies treated drinking water to the Council's reticulated area. The Authority is responsible for the treatment of that water. Under the Public Health Act 1997, Guidelines for Water Quality, the Council is required to monitor that water in accordance with the NH&MRC Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (1996).
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In accordance with the recommendations of the guidelines, the Council monitors the reticulated water on a weekly basis (resource permitting). Analysis is carried out by a laboratory accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities.
For further information on the Council's water monitoring activities, refer to the Council's annual State_of_Environment and Public_Health_Report.pdf