Water quality and treatment

We carefully monitor water quality to make sure it's safe to drink and use for domestic and stock, irrigation and recreation purposes.


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Water treatment and testing

Find out how we treat and test our water to make it safe to drink.

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Safe drinking water

Our urban water supplies are treated and are safe for drinking and food preparation.

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Potable water standpipes

Access to potable (drinking) water is made available to the public via standpipes.

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Blue-green algae

Information and advice about blue-green algae.

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Current information and warnings on blackwater in the Murray–Darling Basin.

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E. coli river water reports

Current and past reports on E. coli bacteria in our water supply.

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Freshwater bryozoans (plumatella)

Our rural water quality treatment program targeting plumatella.

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COVID-19 wastewater surveillance program

Wastewater samples from our treatment plants are tested for COVID-19 at laboratories in Melbourne.

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Greywater and rainwater

Using alternative water supplies safely in your home and garden.

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