2010/14 – Badgingarra (Western Australia) – Total Dissolved Solids, Sodium

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Badgingarra – Western Australia – Total Dissolved Solids

2010/11 Badgingarra (Western Australia) Total Dissolved Solids 673mg/L (max), 659mg/L (av)

2011/12 Badgingarra (Western Australia) Total Dissolved Solids 634mg/L (max), 621mg/L (av)

2013/14 Badgingarra (Western Australia) Total Dissolved Solids 625mg/L (max), 611mg/L (av)


“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.

Total dissolved solids comprise: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, sulfate, bicarbonate, carbonate, silica, organic matter, fluoride, iron, manganese, nitrate, nitrite and phosphates…” Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011

Badgingarra (Western Australia) – Sodium

2013/14 Badgingarra (Western Australia) Sodium  180mg/L (max), 178mg/L (av)

“Based on aesthetic considerations (taste), the concentration of sodium in drinking water
should not exceed 180 mg/L….The sodium ion is widespread in water due to the high solubility of sodium salts and the abundance of mineral deposits. Near coastal areas, windborne sea spray can make an important contribution either by fallout onto land surfaces where it can drain to drinking water sources, or from washout by rain. Apart from saline intrusion and natural contamination, water treatment chemicals, domestic water softeners and
sewage effluent can contribute to the sodium content of drinking water.” ADWG 2011