2007/8 + 2019/20 – Cowaramup (Western Australia) – Iron

Cowaramup –  Western Australia – Iron

2007/08: Cowaramup (Western Australia)  – Iron 0.34mg/L (Highest level only)

2019/20: Cowaramup (Western Australia) Iron 0.38mg/L (max), 0.205mg/L (mean)

Based on aesthetic considerations (precipitation of iron from solution and taste),
the concentration of iron in drinking water should not exceed 0.3 mg/L.
No health-based guideline value has been set for iron.

Iron has a taste threshold of about 0.3 mg/L in water, and becomes objectionable above 3 mg/L. High iron concentrations give water an undesirable rust-brown appearance and can cause staining of laundry and plumbing fittings, fouling of ion-exchange softeners, and blockages in irrigation systems. Growths of iron bacteria, which concentrate iron, may cause taste and odour problems and lead to pipe restrictions, blockages and corrosion. ADWG 2011