2008/10 + 2016/17 – Lovely Banks/Montpellier (Victoria) – Fluoride, Turbidity

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Lovely Banks/Montpellier (Victoria) – Fluoride

2008/09: Lovely Banks/Montpellier (Victoria) – Fluoride 1.6mg/L (Highest Level)

2009/10: Lovely Banks/Montpellier (Victoria) – Fluoride 1.8mg/L (Highest Level)

Based on health considerations, the concentration of fluoride in drinking water should not exceed 1.5 mg/L.

“Fluoride occurs naturally in seawater (1.4 mg/L), soil (up to 300 parts per million) and air (from volcanic gases and industrial pollution). Naturally occurring fluoride concentrations in drinking water depend on the type of soil and rock through which the water drains. Generally, concentrations in surface water are relatively low (<0.1–0.5 mg/L), while water from deeper wells may have quite high concentrations (1–10 mg/L) if the rock formations are fluoride-rich.” 2011 ADWG

Lovely Banks – Victoria – Turbidity

2016/17: Lovely Banks (Victoria) – Turbidity 11 NTU (Maximum detection during year)

Chlorine-resistant pathogen reduction: Where filtration alone is used as the water treatment
process to address identified risks from Cryptosporidium and Giardia, it is essential
that filtration is optimised and consequently the target for the turbidity of water leaving
individual filters should be less than 0.2 NTU, and should not exceed 0.5 NTU at any time
Disinfection: A turbidity of less than 1 NTU is desirable at the time of disinfection with
chlorine unless a higher value can be validated in a specific context.

Aesthetic: Based on aesthetic considerations, the turbidity should not exceed 5 NTU at the
consumer’s tap.