Canberra’s water still awesome! (says Actew Water)

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ACTEW’s Drinking Water Quality Report 2014 has been released and they say they are delivering some of the highest quality drinking water in Australia.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Supplied 48GL of water
  • Average consumption was 314 litres per day per person
  • Treated water delivered to customers through 47 service reservoirs, 3 tanks, 25 pump stations and over 3,207 km of water mains.

For 2013-14 ACTEW Water maintained 100% compliance with the Public Health (Drinking Water) Code of Practice (2007).

David Hohnke of ACTEW Water said that this year the organisation had taken and tested more than 5,000 routine water samples from garden taps and reservoirs.

“Each month our samplers take 84 random samples from a pool of around 350 sites across our four water service zones, representing North Canberra, Gungahlin, Belconnen, South Canberra, Woden, Weston Creek and Tuggeranong, with garden taps used to provide an easily accessible static point,” David said.

“And we are always looking for more residents willing to participate in our program and allow samples to be taken from their taps,” he said.

“Our customer base continues to grow across the ACT and beyond – as well as serving Canberra’s growing population of 380,000 people, around 40,000 Queanbeyan residents also access our water. This number will only continue to grow as new suburbs are built.”

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