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Water quality

We are committed to providing the highest quality of water at all times and have ongoing monitoring and management programs to ensure we consistently meet expectation.

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Water quality

Providing our customers and community with safe, reliable, high-quality drinking water is our priority. Our scientific staff conduct comprehensive water monitoring through regular sampling and testing to achieve this.

Across the water supply network on the Gold Coast, there are water storage reservoirs, inlet points and public taps. These points, located at different stages of water distribution, enable our team to test for microbiological, physical and chemical components to ensure the quality of our water continues to meet Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011.

Our testing is conducted in accordance with nationally or internationally recognised testing methods including:

  • Australian Standards
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • American Public Health Association.

Although the City of Gold Coast’s role is to monitor and test water samples, as a whole, the quality of water is influenced by a range of factors. These include:

  • protecting and monitoring the health of water supplies and catchments
  • treating water for unwanted microbiological organisms
  • developing a system to deliver safe, reliable and high-quality drinking water from the source to the consumer by adhering to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011.

Some of these factors are not the responsibility of the City. As a community we should try to look after our waterways and catchments so they continue to be healthy ecosystems supporting the livelihoods and lifestyles of people in South East Queensland.

Download the City's latest Drinking water quality report.

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