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Water Quality 50% open


What data is expected?

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.

  • Fecal coliform
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride levels
  • Nitrates
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Data per water source
  • Available for entire country

How open is the data?

The 87 Water Utilities conduct their own daily assessments of water quality, against the National Guidelines, and take action should levels cross thresholds. They report annually on these levels, and these reports are in turn assessed for compliance with the guidelines. There is no continuous national set of figures, no national network of stations reporting daily, and little coordination between the utilities.

After reviewing the submission and verifying the research, this submission is correct.

Data location - Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011) - Updated November 2016 - National performance report 2014–15: urban water utilities - National Water Performance Report - National Water Performance Dataset
Data licence
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 09:52:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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