Good quality drinking water is vital for a healthy lifestyle to be achieved. In the North Coast, the Water Supply Authority is predominately provided by Local Councils. However, water is also provided from private water supplies and water caters. Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) closely monitor water quality throughout the North Coast via a centralised database system that allows for water quality measurements to be compared with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The 2011 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) include the “Framework for the Management of Drinking Water Quality” and provide the Water Supply Authority with guidance on what constitutes good quality drinking water.
The Guidelines were developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in collaboration with the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC).
The ADWG is subject to an ongoing revision process that ensures the Guidelines represent the latest scientific evidence in relation to good quality drinking water.
For more information relating to drinking water supplies, is available on the NSW Health Website.