Monitoring the environment

Water sampling data at drain leading to Morwell Wetlands


Guidelines referred to in this table

* Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality

** Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines

Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
pH pH units 6.5–7.7 6.5–8.5 7.37 7.34 7.44
Metals Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Aluminium mg/L 0.055 0.11 0.01 0.13 0.25
Antimony mg/L 0.03 0.003 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Arsenic mg/L 0.024 (as As III) 0.1 0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Barium mg/L 20 2 0.033 0.084 0.046 0.038
Beryllium mg/L 0.6 0.06 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Boron mg/L 0.37 40 4 0.04 0.07 0.06 0.03
Cadmium mg/L 0.0002 0.02 0.002 <0.0002 <0.0002 <0.0002 <0.0002
Chromium mg/L 0.001 (as Cr VI) 0.5 0.05 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Chromium 6+ mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Cobalt mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Copper mg/L 0.0014 20 2 <0.001 0.002 0.002 0.002
Iron mg/L 0.78 0.16 0.15 0.32
Lead mg/L 0.0034 0.1 0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Manganese mg/L 1.9 5 0.5 0.02 0.016 0.023 0.012
Mercury mg/L 0.0006 0.01 0.001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
Molybdenum mg/L 0.5 0.05 <0.001 <0.001 0.002 <0.001
Nickel mg/L 0.011 0.2 0.02 <0.001 0.002 0.004 0.002
Selenium mg/L 0.011 0.1 0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Silver mg/L 0.00005 1 0.1 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Strontium mg/L 0.081 0.26 0.17 0.12
Thallium mg/L <0.001 <0.001 0.001 <0.001
Tin mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Titanium mg/L 0.002 <0.001 0.007 0.011
Vanadium mg/L 0.002 <0.001 0.002 0.001
Zinc mg/L 0.008 0.056 0.083 0.072 0.067
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Acenaphthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Acenaphthylene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Anthracene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benz(a)anthracene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benz(b)fluoranthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benz(k)fluoranthene mg/L 0.00001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benzo(a)pyrene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benzo(ghi)perylene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Chrysene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Dibenz(a,h)anthracene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Fluoranthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Fluorene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Indeno(123-cd)pyrene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Napthalene mg/L 0.016 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Phenanthrene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Pyrene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Total PAHs mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Halogenated volatiles Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
1112TetraClEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1122TetraClEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1,1DiChloroEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1,1DiChloroEthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
11DiChlorPropene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
123TriChlPropane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiBr3ChlPrpane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiBromoEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChlorEthene[c] mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChlorEthene[t] mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChloroEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12 DiChloPropane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlorPropane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlPropene[c] mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlPropene[t] mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
22DiChlorPropane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
2-ChloroToluene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
4-ChloroToluene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BromChloMethane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BroDiChloMethane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BromoBenzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Bromoform mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
CarbonTetChloride mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Chloroform mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
ChloroBenzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiBroChloMethane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiBromoMethane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiChloroMethane mg/L <0.002 <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
TriChloFluMethane mg/L <0.002 <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
TetraChloroEthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Vinyl Chloride mg/L <0.002 <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
111TriChlorEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
112TriChlorEthane mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
TriChloroEthene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Solvents Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Acetone mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Acrylonitrile mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Ethylhexyl Acrylate mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Isopropanol mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Methylethyl Ketone mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
MIBK mg/L <0.01 <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Benzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Toluene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Ethyl Benzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Xylenes mg/L <0.003 <0.003 <0.003 <0.003
Styrene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Cumene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
124TriMethylBenz mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Nutrients Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 4/3/14 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Total P mg/L 0.025 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05
TKN mg/L 0.2 0.5 0.3
TCN (Total calculated Nitrogen = TKN +Nox) mg/L 0.2 1.3 0.5
Nox mg/L 0.6 <0.01 0.82 0.11

* Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality

** Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines

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