2008/9 – Three Springs (Western Australia) – Total Dissolved Solids

Three Springs – Western Australia – Total Dissolved Solids

2008/09: Three Springs (Western Australia) – Total Dissolved Solids 758mg/L (max), 749mg/L (mean)

GUIDELINE

“No specific health guideline value is provided for total dissolved solids (TDS), as there are no
health effects directly attributable to TDS. However for good palatability total dissolved solids
in drinking water should not exceed 600 mg/L.

Total dissolved solids (TDS) consist of inorganic salts and small amounts of organic matter that are dissolved in water. Clay particles, colloidal iron and manganese oxides and silica, fine enough to pass through a 0.45 micron filter membrane can also contribute to total dissolved solids.