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Water quality

At Icon Water we support and protect our community and the environment by providing safe, clean drinking water.

We do this by implementing the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG, 2011) framework and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) risk based management system. These standards combined, assist in the prevention of biological, chemical, and physical hazards to our water supply.

We have a series of checks and balances in place within the water life cycle that ensure water is clean and safe – from extracting water out of a dam to when it enters customer property.  All water quality analytical work is performed by a National Association of Testing Authorities registered laboratory. The 2007 ACT Public Health (Drinking Water) Code of Practice (PDF 87.3 KB) and the ADWG govern our water quality operations and monitoring.

Download the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for data on the physical and chemical composition of Canberra's drinking water.

drinking water quality report