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Council set to fine-tune Chlorine levels in drinking water

19 December, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that the Chlorine level in the Shire’s potable water is set to rise in-line with current prescribed Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Manager of Water and Sewer Jonathon Hook explained the reason for the minor adjustment.

“The small increase of Chlorine in our drinking water is in-line with Council’s commitment to continually upgrading water quality standards right across our Shire,” he said.

“The slight increase will not affect the quality of the water; however some residents may notice an initial difference in taste and smell.”

Chlorine is commonly used as a disinfectant in drinking water in western countries.

“If a glass of water is poured direct from a tap and allowed to stand for a few moments the Chlorine will quickly dissipate.”

For further information on drinking water guidelines and the use of Chlorine visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/water/Pages/drinking-water.aspx or phone Council on 4868 0888.