Water Quality Sampling

As a Registered Water Service Provider under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, the Burdekin Shire Council performs water quality testing at various sites in Ayr, Alva Beach, Brandon, Home Hill, Giru and Mt Kelly. 

Daily water quality sampling is performed at various sites within the Shire to ensure chlorine residuals are maintained in the potable water supply, preventing bacterialogical infection to consumers.

Weekly water quality sampling is performed at various sites within the Shire.  Samples are sent to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant laboratory in Townsville for E-coli and Coliform analysis to ensure that health parameters specified in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines are met. 

Quarterly water quality sampling is performed at various sites within the Shire.  Samples are sent to the Queensland Forensic & Scientific Services laboratory in Brisbane for Heavy Metal, Pesticide and Chemical anaylsis to ensure that health and aesthetic parameters specified in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines are met. 

Council is committed to ensuring that water supplied to Burdekin residents from the water reticulation scheme meets National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) drinking water guidelines (External Link). This requirement is also legislation under the Water Act 2000.

Fact Sheets

There are a number of factsheets available from the NHMRC Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011 which should assist you in understanding the results of the water analysis results.

Water Sampling Results

The results from the water quality sampling tests conducted can be viewed to the right.

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