Water Quality Reports
Drinking Water Reports
The results from Unitywater’s comprehensive drinking water quality monitoring program comply with both the Public Health Regulation 2005 and the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011.
|Area of compliance
|| Unitywater's performance
|The Public Health Regulation 2005 specifies that 98% of samples must be free from E. coli. This requirement was met in all 14 of Unitywater’s water supply schemes.
Analyses Performed: E. coli.
| Health (Chemical)
|Complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines in all 14 water supply schemes.
Analyses Performed: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Bromate, Cadmium, Chloramine, Chlorine, Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Nickel, Nitrate, Nitrite, Selenium, Sulphate, Total Trihalomethanes.
The average results complies with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines in all 14 water supply schemes.
Analyses Performed: Aluminium, colour, Iron, pH, Hardness, Turbidity, Zinc.
Unitywaters Drinking Water Quality Annual Reports include a comprehensive breakdown of water quality by individual drinking water supply scheme.
Recycled Water Reports
The Public Reporting Guidelines for Recycled Water Schemes June 2011 stipulate that Unitywater, as a supplier of recycled water via dual reticulation to residential users, must prepare quarterly recycled water quality summaries containing the following information:
- results of water quality monitoring during the reporting period;
- details of the scheme;
- details on information given to the regulator regarding non-compliances and prescribed incidents; and
- details of the approval under which the scheme is operating.
Unitywater supplies recycled water via dual reticulation for residential use in the Caboolture and Morayfield area only. The below water quality reports are produced from recycled water quality data from the South Caboolture recycled water scheme.
Note: Since July 2012, potable water has been supplied to homes in Caboolture and Morayfield via the recycled water distribution system. This water MUST NOT be consumed as it has passed through recycled water pipelines which have not been disinfected to drinking water standards.