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Hurrah for Actew Water cries Actew Water

By johnboy - 4 November 2013 4

Actew Water are letting us know how great the tap water is:

Following the positive report this week showing Canberra’s drinking water receiving a top ranking at 95% satisfaction , a new Drinking Water Quality Report 2012-2013 has been released which illustrates the high quality of Canberra’s drinking water.

The report shows that the ACT had met health compliance under Australian Drinking Water Guidelines in 100% of samples taken from customers’ taps during 2012-13.

More than 5,000 routine water samples were taken from garden taps and reservoirs across the year.

The report also details how the organisation performed in delivering amongst the highest quality drinking water in Australia, to around 159,000 households across the ACT and the region.

Each month samplers take 84 random samples from a pool of around 350 sites across our four water service zones, representing North Canberra and Gungahlin; Belconnen; South Canberra, Woden and Weston Creek; and Tuggeranong.

Highlights of the report also include:

— An 8% decrease in total water quality issues
— Maximum daily consumption peak rose by 50ML to 228ML
— Average per capita consumption rose by 36L per person per day to 312L
— Water supplied increased by 15%

It may be a bit dull, but our drinking tap water is indeed rather good. Well done them.

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4 Responses to
Hurrah for Actew Water cries Actew Water
steveu 10:16 am 06 Nov 13

i feel a water price rise on the cards…

davo101 9:34 am 06 Nov 13

RedDogInCan said :

Average per capita consumption rose by 36L per person per day to 312L

Wow, some people must be taking really long showers! Our total four person household consumption is only 250L per day – just over 60L per person per day. Guess all that water conservation education went straight out the window as soon as the drought ended.

Total water supplied by system divided by population does not equal volume of water used in households. You’re forgetting:
-Losses
-Industrial use
-Business use
-Watering of public areas

Also the distribution of household use will have a heavy right-tail ie: a small number of households have large gardens making the mean higher than the median.

RedDogInCan 11:07 pm 05 Nov 13

Average per capita consumption rose by 36L per person per day to 312L

Wow, some people must be taking really long showers! Our total four person household consumption is only 250L per day – just over 60L per person per day. Guess all that water conservation education went straight out the window as soon as the drought ended.

davo101 10:00 am 05 Nov 13

I found the wetness of the water to be:

a. Not wet enough
b. About right
c. Too wet

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