2016/17 – Tuncurry (New South Wales) – Turbidity

2016/17 – Tuncurry (New South Wales) Turbidity

2016/17: Tuncurry (New South Wales) – Turbidity

One turbidity result was above ADWG in Tuncurry. Investigations and corrective actions included flushing and extra monitoring which revealed this was an isolated result that was rectified quickly.

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.