2007/20 – Tincurrin (Western Australia) – Iron

Tincurrin –  Western Australia – Iron

2007/08: Tincurrin (Western Australia)  – Iron 0.32mg/L (Highest level only)

2008/09: Tincurrin (Western Australia)  – Iron 0.44mg/L (max), 0.36mg/L (mean)

2009/10: Tincurrin (Western Australia)  – Iron 0.58mg/L (max)

2010/11 Tincurrin TWS (Western Australia) Iron 0.42mg/L (max), 0.267mg/L (mean)

2011/12 Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.3mg/L (max), 0.237mg/L (mean)

2013/14 Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.36mg/L (max), 0.313mg/L (mean)

2014/15 Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.86mg/L (max), 0.393mg/L (mean)

2015/16 Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.54mg/L (max), 0.33mg/L (mean)

2017/18 Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.52mg/L (max), 0.37mg/L (mean)

2018/19: Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.38mg/L (max), 0.275mg/L (mean)

2019/20: Tincurrin (Western Australia) Iron 0.34mg/L (max), 0.26mg/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