Quality of Mains Water Assessed Against Water Quality Criteria


Quality of Mains Water
Assessed Against Water Quality Criteria

 

Table 6.15: Five-year average concentrations and percent compliance
of water quality parameters recorded in metropolitan mains water
supplies measured at the customer tap, 1997/98 to 2001/02

Australian
Drinking Water Guidelines
Anstey Hill
System
Barossa SystemHappy Valley
System
Hope Valley
System
Little Para
System
Myponga System
IndicatorsHealthAestheticAvg%ComplianceAvg%ComplianceAvg%ComplianceAvg%ComplianceAvg%ComplianceAvg%Compliance
Microbiological
E.Coli/100ml0 na99.9na100na100na100na100na100
Chemical
Aluminium acid soluble mg/L 0.20.0581000.0381000.0431000.0511000.0421000.029100
Nitrate as NO3 mg/L50 0.671000.41000.971000.861000.61000.48100
Fluoride mg/L1.5 0.911000.871000.871000.881000.921000.86100
Total Copper mg/L210.0231000.0411000.0611000.031000.0351000.08100
Total Iron mg/L 0.30.0181000.0181000.02699.70.0171000.0191000.021100
Total Manganese mg/L0.50.10.0051000.0051000.0071000.0051000.0041000.016100
THM µg/L250 14798137100146100125100108100166100
Physical
True Colour HU 15210021002100210021002100
Turbidity NTU 50.21000.21000.31000.21000.21000.599.4
Total Dissolved Solids mg/L 500359100412100366100357100373100381100
pH 6.5 – 8.57.41007.31007.41007.31007.41007.5100
Hardness as CaCO3 mg/L 20013410014810013810014597.9143100109100

na: not available or not applicable

Source: SA Water, 2002

 

 
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