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Flood water - September 2016
Our supply and drainage network has been receiving flows from excess rainfall received in the local and upper catchment areas. We have been monitoring the water quality of these flows at key points with our system.
A summary of these locations and results for general water quality measurements are provided in the map which can be viewed here. Water Quality Summary 21 September 2016
These water quality results are provided for information purposes only and should be taken into consideration when assessing the purpose of your water use.
Environmental Protection Licence No. 4651
MI Pollution Incident Response Management Plan 2016
MI Chemical Control Plan 2016
Water Quality Test Results
Blue green algae monitoring
Water samples are collected weekly at key points during the irrigation season.
Samples collected 15 November 2016
Alert Level Descriptions
These alert levels represent 'bloom' conditions. The 'blooms' should be considered to be toxic to humans and animals, and the water should not be used for potable water supply, stock watering, or for recreation. Algae signs need to be erected at site.
Blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use. The water remains suitable for recreational use.
Blue-green algae are first detected in the water at low amounts, possibly signalling the early stages of the development of a bloom. At these concentrations, the blue-green algae do not pose a threat to recreational, stock or domestic use.
Blue green algae are first detected in the water at low amounts, possibly signalling the early stages of the development of a bloom. At these concentrations, the blue green algae do not pose a threat to recreational, stock or domestic use.