Water is essential to daily life and can impact on the health and wellbeing of communities. Water is often taken for granted but there are many considerations for ensuring the safe and suitable use of water and the protection of public health. Water quality plays an important role in many areas including the provision of safe drinking water, recycled water use that is fit for purpose and the safe use of recreational waterways.
Information and Resources on a Water Quality Issues
SA Health have prepared the following water issue fact sheets:
Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause serious pneumonia. Legionella can be found in composts, potting mix, soils and water. Councils Environmental Health Officer monitors and assesses cooling systems and warm water systems to ensure compliance. Council maintains a register of cooling systems and warm water systems in the area and require registration of the systems as per regulations.
Legionella registration forms