Elements Tested | Total Acid Extractable ICPMS | Antimony (Sb), Silver (Ag), Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Nickel (Ni), Selenium (Se), Zinc (Zn), Mercury (Hg), Iron (Fe), Aluminium (Al), Lithium (Li), Beryllium (Be), Boron (B), Vanadium (V), Cobalt (Co), Strontium (Sr), Molybdenum (Mo), Barium (Ba), Thallium (TL), Bismuth (Bi), Thorium (Th), Uranium (U), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K), Sodium (Na), Sulphur (S), Phosphorus (P) PLUS a calculated estimate of Water Hardness
Sources of Drinking Water
Tap Water or Town Water
Updated October 2019
Quality of Town Water is informed by the latest Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) yet maintained and to some degree enforced, by the states and territories, water boards/authorities and local councils. States like NSW , also have there own, more specific guidelines.
Tap water off course can be town, bore, tank, stream, filtered water etc.
Ground water, Bore water or Well water
Ground Water sources can contain heavy metals, other chemicals and radioactivity, depending on the geology. According to NSW Health , groundwater supplies should undergo comprehensive water quality testing to ensure suitability for drinking water purposes.Click to enlarge From NSW Health – Groundwater Treatment Fact Sheet
Aquifer and Bore interrelationships
Surface water is water that collects on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, reservoir, or ocean. Surface water is constantly replenished through precipitation, and lost through evaporation and seepage into ground water supplies.
Spring Water, Dam Water and River or Creek Water
Many people rely on these sources of water to drink. For geological and contamination reasons, testing is recommended especially when local populations grow, industry moves in, farming ramps up or historical mining activity have left legacy heavy metals.
Sydney has a desalination plant and in Perth , water is produced by two desalination plants that make up 48% of Perth’s water supply.
Tank Water – can be collected from roof, a bore, a dam, stream or carted. Tank water should be tested at least every 5 years.
A “captured audience” environment
Drinking water available while in School, Hospital, Aged-Care Facility, Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centre, Correctional facilities or any “captured audience” situation.
And numerous other sources we will explore like
Rain Water, Filtered Water, Recycled Water, Bottled Water, Zippy Wall mounted dispenser, Water Coolers, Public Water fountains and Carted Water