Monitoring the environment

Water sampling data at Waterhole Creek


Guidelines referred to in this table

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

** Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines

*** Field sample error

Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
pH 6.5–7.7 6.5–8.5 6.9 7.12 6.8 7.07
Metals Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Aluminium mg/L 0.055 0.15 0.22 0.15 0.20 0.1
Antimony mg/L 0.03 0.003 <0.001 <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 <0.001
Barium mg/L 20 2 0.066 0.036 0.018 0.021 0.016
Beryllium mg/L 0.6 0.06 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Boron mg/L 0.37 40 4 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.02
Cadmium mg/L 0.0002 0.02 0.002 <0.0002 <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 <0.001
Chromium 6+ mg/L
Cobalt mg/L 0.002 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Copper mg/L 0.0014 20 2 0.002 0.001 0.002 <0.001 0.001
Iron mg/L 1.8 0.93 0.38 0.33 0.23
Lead mg/L 0.0034 0.1 0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Manganese mg/L 1.9 5 0.5 0.65 0.12 0.024 0.028 0.016
Mercury mg/L 0.0006 0.01 0.001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
Molybdenum mg/L 0.5 0.05 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Nickel mg/L 0.011 0.2 0.02 0.002 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Selenium mg/L 0.011 0.1 0.01 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Silver mg/L 0.00005 1 0.1 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Strontium mg/L 0.19 0.11 0.056 0.066 0.045
Thallium mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.003 <0.001
Tin mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Titanium mg/L 0.007 0.009 0.004 0.013 0.003
Vanadium mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001
Zinc mg/L 0.008 0.069 0.023 0.018 0.025 0.013
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 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 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
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 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
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 ***
Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) Units ANZG FMWQ* – 95% level of protection ARWQG** Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Results 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
Benzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 ***
Toluene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 ***
Ethyl Benzene mg/L <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 ***
Xylenes mg/L <0.003 <0.003 <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 24/02/2014 Results 3/04/2014 Results 10/03/2014 Results 17/03/2014 Results 24/03/2014
TP mg/L <0.05 0.2 <0.05
TKN mg/L 0.2 <0.05 0.2
TCN mg/L 0.3 0.4 0.2
Nox mg/L 0.06 0.26 0.04

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

** Australian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines

*** Field sample error

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