2004 + 2007/17 + 2021/22: Binjari (Northern Territory). Radioactivity, Hardness

Binjari (Northern Territory) – Radioactivity

Highest radioactivity levels recorded recently (2010) in the Northern Territory are; 0.95mSv/yr Laramba (Napperby) 0.9mSv/yr Binjari, 0.828258mSv/yr Willowra, 0.81mSv/yr Warrabri (Ali Curung).

2009/10: Binjari (Northern Territory) – Radioactivity 0.9mSv/yr

“Naturally occurring uranium concentrations above the guideline value have been identified in the drinking water supply at Ti Tree and Pmara Jutunta. The community has been informed and the Department of Health and Community Services has stated that there is no immediate threat to public health. A new groundwater supply has been developed close to Pmara Jutunta that has both uranium and total dissolved solids below guideline values. Power and Water is in
the process of building a pipeline that will connect the new bore water supply to Ti Tree/Pmara Jutunta. The new borewater supply will be operational in 2004-2005.”

Power And Water Quality Report 2004

Binjari (Northern Territory) Hardness

2007/08: Binjari Hardness 305mg/L

2008/09: Binjari Hardness 295mg/L

2009/10: Binjari Hardness 368mg/L

2010/11: Binjari Hardness 290mg/L

2013/14: Binjari Hardness 290mg/L

2015/16: Binjari Hardness 311mg/L

2016/17: Binjari Hardness 346mg/L

2021/22: Binjari Hardness 300mg/L (max), 300mg/L (av.)


“To minimise undesirable build‑up of scale in hot water systems, total hardness (as calcium
carbonate) in drinking water should not exceed 200 mg/L.

Hard water requires more soap than soft water to obtain a lather. It can also cause scale to form on hot water pipes and fittings. Hardness is caused primarily by the presence of calcium and magnesium ions, although other cations such as strontium, iron, manganese and barium can also contribute.”