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Water quality

Providing our customers and community with safe, reliable, high-quality drinking water is our priority. Our Scientific Services laboratory conducts comprehensive water monitoring through regular sampling and testing to achieve this. In fact, the quality of our water is so safe, we encourage residents and visitors, alike, to Choose Tap.

Water quality issues

If you have any concerns about the quality of your drinking water, see our Water quality issues page for more information.

Quality assurance and testing methods

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:

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:

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.

Reporting

Download the City's latest Drinking water quality report.

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