Good quality drinking water is vital for a healthy lifestyle to be achieved. In the North Coast region the Water Supply Authority is predominately provided by Local Councils. Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) closely monitor water quality throughout the North Coast via a centralised database system that allows for water quality measurements to be compared with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The 2011 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in collaboration with the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC) incorporates the “Framework for the Management of Drinking Water Quality” and provides the Water Supply Authority with guidance on what constitutes good quality drinking water.
The ADWG is subject to an ongoing revision process that ensures the Guidelines represent the latest scientific evidence in relation to good quality drinking water.
Please find more information relating to drinking water supplies at NSW Health Website.