Drinking Water Quality

Safe Drinking Water

​Safe drinking water is essential for our survival.  Maintaining a safer drinking water supply is therefore crucial to good health.

The Safe Water Drinking Act 2011 aims to improve the protection of drinking water quality by providing direction to supplier s of our water. 

Read more about the Safe Water Drinking Act 2011

 

Private Water Supplies

Private water supplies are not covered under the legislation and every household with a private supply such as a rainwater tank or on site bore should ensure the safety of their water. 

Read more about rainwater tanks

 

Bore Water Safety

Bore water may be contaminated and unsafe to use. It should never be used for drinking, cooking, watering edible plants or filling up swimming pools unless it has been tested by a specialist laboratory.

Read more about bore water safety