Water

Protect your drinking water supply

Home owner drinking water.

As a home and property owner, we recommend you learn where your underground pipes are before having work done around your property.

The QBCC has identified health and safety concerns relating to underground water service pipes being susceptible to infiltration of chemicals, which could make you sick.

You should always take care when using chemicals, such as pesticides, weed control products, paint, fuels and oils, at your property.

Report into lead levels of the drinking water supply at Perth Children’s Hospital

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In July 2017, the Western Australian State Government released the Report on Perth Children’s Hospital Potable Water following the discovery of lead levels at above the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) in the drinking water supply of the hospital.

Lead at higher than suitable levels was identified in the drinking water supply in May, 2016. The construction of the new Perth Children’s Hospital had commenced in 2012.

The findings of a review into the issue concluded that:

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