I have my own private water supply, why should I have it tested?


Category: Water quality

Although it sometimes may not taste so good, municipal tap water is comprehensively tested to ensure it is safe for consumers to use. There are a set of guidelines called the Australian Drinking Water Standards which sets out quality requirements for both chemical and biological safety. Chemical safety refers to the levels of minerals and chemicals in the water that can cause harm to ourselves and our gardens. Biological safety refers to bacteria and viruses which can cause us stomach upsets and disease. In most cases a private supply such as rainwater, bore water and dam water rarely conforms to these standards, leaving people open to health concerns.

August 11, 2021

Written by Cerys Moore

Contact: clmoore@enveng-group.com.au