2018/20: Paaratte (Victoria) – Iron

Paaratte (Victoria) Iron

2018/19: Paaratte  (Victoria) Iron 0.419mg/L (max), 0.228mg/L (mean)

2019/20: Paaratte (Victoria)  – Iron 0.417mg/L (max), 0.191mg/L (av.)

Based on aesthetic considerations (precipitation of iron from solution and taste),
the concentration of iron in drinking water should not exceed 0.3 mg/L.
No health-based guideline value has been set for iron.

Iron has a taste threshold of about 0.3 mg/L in water, and becomes objectionable above 3 mg/L. High iron concentrations give water an undesirable rust-brown appearance and can cause staining of laundry and plumbing fittings, fouling of ion-exchange softeners, and blockages in irrigation systems. Growths of iron bacteria, which concentrate iron, may cause taste and odour problems and lead to pipe restrictions, blockages and corrosion. ADWG 2011