2014/15 – Yowah (Queensland) – Sodium

Yowah (Queensland) – Sodium

2014/15:  Yowah (Queensland)  Sodium 208mg/L (maximum), 203mg/L (average)

http://www.paroo.qld.gov.au/documents/597641/e3e3ef1c-5484-4ad5-9bdf-8df584f9dddc

“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