Drinking water reports deliver more complete picture for community

In a first for the Fitzroy Basin, the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health has today improved availability of waterway data by releasing drinking water reports for townships in the Rockhampton Region.

Fitzroy Partnership for River Health Executive Officer, Nathan Johnston, said the new reporting tool complemented the annual river health and water quality report cards and helped make the link between the importance of maintaining good river water quality and the production of replica watches uk safe drinking water.

The reports established that water provided for human use across all townships assessed was excellent, resulting in A grades being awarded.

“Our Science Panel has endorsed these reports which have been prepared by applying the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines to data provided by our partner Councils, Rockhampton and Central Highlands Regional Councils,” Mr Johnston said.

“These are one of the first reports in Australia to use grades for drinking water, to extend community understanding of the provision of tap water for human consumption by Councils.”

The first release focuses on July 2010 to June 2012 for Rockhampton and Mount Morgan; and July 2011 to June 2012 for Blackwater, Anakie, Bluff, Capella, Comet, Emerald, Rolleston, Sapphire and Springsure.

Councillor Greg Belz, Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Water Committee said Council welcomed Fitzroy Partnership for River Health’s new drinking water reporting initiative.

“The excellent grading results received and endorsed by the independent panel reflect the quality processes in place by Fitzroy River Water for water treatment in the Rockhampton Region for the benefit of our local residents,” Councillor Belz said.

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