Water Supply Incident Reporting

Water Supply Incident Reporting - Under a notice issued by the Office of the Water Supply Regulator, drinking water service providers must report the following as incidents within certain timeframes:

  • detection of Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • detection of a pathogen
  • fluoride greater than 1.5 mg/L
  • detection of chemical parameter that does not meet a health guideline value in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG)
  • detection of radioactivity exceeding gross alpha and gross beta screening values in the ADWG
  • detection of parameter for which there is no guideline value in the ADWG
  • an event or series of events that has the potential to compromise the ability to adequately treat or provide drinking water.

Further information is available on the DERM Website

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