Wingecarribee (NSW) WFP Giardia
July 2020: Pathogens. Wingecarribee WFP
Giardia (53 cysts/10L) detected in raw water supply to Wingecarribee Water Filtration Plan. Giardia can cause severe gastrointestinal illness but is easily disinfected with chlorine during
treatment. Naturally occurring organism in waterways. Repeat sampling was arranged. Reported to Water Filtration Plant and NSW Health according to protocols, no further action required at this level for raw water.
October 2020: Algae. Wingecarribee WFP
Potential toxin producing cyanobacteria in Wingecarribee raw water > 0.2 mm3/L. Potential toxin producing species. No toxins detected. Naturally occurring organism in
waterways. Notified Wingecarribee Shire Council and NSW Health. No toxins detected. Updates provided on subsequent sampling results.