Who Regulates our Water in WA?


Category: General

The Department of Health regulates the quality of  drinking water in Western Australia in accordance with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG’s).

The ADWG’s are published by the National Health and Medical Research Council and are designed to provide an authoritative reference on what defines safe, good quality water, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured.

Scheme suppliers are required to treat source water and confirm its suitability for consumption through a rigorous sampling and monitoring program.

Rural properties that rely on Bore Water as their primary source of water should have their bore water tested regularly for contamination.  Here is a handy resource from our regulator.  Remember as an owner of a private water supply, you are legally responsible for the water quality and health and safety of those who consume your water.  Note: untreated water that appears clear and odourless should not be assumed to be free of contaminants.

August 11, 2021

Written by Cerys Moore

Contact: clmoore@enveng-group.com.au