Water quality comparison

Water Quality at Canberra’s Water Treatment Plants (WTPs)

Parameter

 

Units

 

ADWG Health value

 

ADWG Aesthetic value

Mount Stromlo WTP

Mean Result

Googong WTP

Mean Result

Chlorine

Free

mg/L

-

-

1.33

1.83

 

Total

mg/L

5

0.6

1.40

1.98

Cryptosporidium

cells/L

-

-

<0.006

<0.004

E.coli

MPN/100 mL

<1

-

<1

<1

Fluoride

mg/L

1.5

-

0.82

0.74

Giardia

cells/L

-

-

<0.006

<0.004

pH

pH units

-

6.5-8.5

7.58

7.49

 

These values are based on water quality data reported for 2015-2016.

mg/L: milligrams per litre

MPN/100 mL: most probable number per 100 millilitres

- no guideline value set