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28 Aug 2019

Is it nerdy to go and look at ‘water stuff’ when you’re on holiday? No, of course not, here’s what I have found out about Chicago’s water supply with some snaps.

Chicago sits on Lake Michigan, and sources its drinking water from this, the second largest of the Great Lak...

With recent soaring temperatures and seasonal rainfall, conditions are just right for Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) levels to rise within reticulation networks.

What are they?

As the name suggests, DBPs are by-products from the chemical reaction of disinfecting agents...

4 Feb 2019

The operation of water treatment plants is an essential service provided by councils and water authorities throughout Australia. Many lay people do not consider the human element of treating water, including the skills and experience required to consistently produce sa...

30 Nov 2018

In July 2018, the Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) issued a statement about the risk of lead in drinking water from plumbing materials. The advice included:

  • using only water from cold taps for drinking and cooking 

  • flushing cold water taps use...

27 Jun 2018

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are often regarded an ‘emerging issue’ for water utilities and operators, however with the recent detections across the country in drinking water, ground water, the environment, food products and even livestock, the issue ha...

27 Oct 2017

The operation and management of a drinking water supply system is one of the most important jobs in the world. While the ultimate responsibility and credit for running a safe water supply system belongs to the entire water team, operators play a crucial role.

But do the...

4 Oct 2017

Turbidity Measurement

Turbidity is used a lot when talking about water quality and the performance of water treatment plants (WTP). But what is turbidity and what do the results mean?

Simply put turbidity is the amount of light scattered by water. Light passing through w...

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