Monitoring the environment

Water data at a residential water tank in Willis Street


Guidelines referred to in this table

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

** Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines

Physical properties Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
pH pH units 6.5-7.7 6.5-8.5 7.4 7.5 7.02 7.35
Metals Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
Aluminium mg/L 0.055 - - 0.22 <0.01 0.18 0.03
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 0.15 0.097 0.1 0.098
Beryllium mg/L - 0.6 0.06 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Boron mg/L 0.37 40 4 0.12 0.09 0.11 0.11
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
Cobalt mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Copper mg/L 0.0014 20 2 0.027 0.003 0.005 0.010
Iron mg/L - - - 3 0.11 1.8 1.3
Lead mg/L 0.0034 0.1 0.01 0.017 <0.001 0.007 0.003
Manganese mg/L 1.9 5 0.5 0.062 0.026 0.035 0.027
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 <0.001 <0.001
Nickel mg/L 0.011 0.2 0.02 0.002 <0.001 0.002 0.003
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 - - - 0.37 0.24 0.26 0.23
Thallium mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.002
Tin mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Titanium mg/L - - - 0.009 <0.001 0.007 0.002
Vanadium mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Zinc mg/L 0.008 - - 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.3
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
Acenaphthylene mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Anthracene 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)fluranthen mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Benz(k)fluranthen 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(ah)anthracene mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Fluoranthene mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Fluorne mg/L - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Indeno(123)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 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
1112TetraClEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1122TetraClEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1,1DiChloroEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
1,1DiChloroEthene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
11DiChlorPropene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
123TriChlPropane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiBr3ChlPrpane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiBromoEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChlorEthene[c]
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChlorEthene[t]
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12DiChloroEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
12 DiChloPropane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlorPropane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlPropene[c]
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
13DiChlPropene[t]
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
22DiChlorPropane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
2-ChloroToluene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
4-ChloroToluene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BromChloMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BroDiChloMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
BromoBenzene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Bromoform
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
CarbonTetChloride
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Chloroform
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
ChloroBenzene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiBroChloMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiBromoMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
DiChloroMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
TriChloFluMethane
mg/L - - - - <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
TetraChloroEthene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Vinyl Chloride
mg/L - - - - <0.002 <0.002 <0.002
111TriChlorEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
112TriChlorEthane
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
TriChloroEthene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Solvents Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
Acetone
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Acrylonitrile
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Ethylhexyl Acrylate
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Isopropanol
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
Methylethyl Ketone
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
MIBK
mg/L - - - - <0.01 <0.01 <0.01
MAH (Mono aromatic hydrocarbons) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
Benzene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Toluene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Ethyl Benzene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.003 <0.001
Xylenes
mg/L - - - - <0.003 <0.001 <0.003
Styrene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Cumene
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
124TriMethylBenz
mg/L - - - - <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Nutrients Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/14 Results 4/03/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014
TP mg/L - - - - - 0.6
TKN mg/L - - - - - 0.05
TCN mg/L - - - - - 1.8
Nox mg/L - - - - - 1.2

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