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Australian drinking water guidelines 6: National water quality management strategy [version 2.0 updated December 2013] (2013)

Author

National Health and Medical Research Council, Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

National Health and Medical Research Council and Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council

 

Description

The Australian drinking water guidelines are intended to provide a framework for good management of drinking water supplies, that, if implemented, will assure safety at point of use. The guidelines are designed to provide an authoritative reference on what defines safe, good quality water, how it can be achieved and how it can be assured.

The guidelines have been developed after consideration of the best available scientific evidence and address both the health and aesthetic quality aspects of supplying good quality drinking water.

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The guidelines are not mandatory standards, however they provide a basis for determining the quality of water to be supplied to consumers in all parts of Australia. These determinations need to consider the diverse array of regional or local factors, and take into account economic, political and cultural issues, including customer expectations and willingness and ability to pay.

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Contact details

National Health and Medical Research Council
Level 1
16 Marcus Clarke St
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1300 064 672 or (02) 6217 9000
Fax: (02) 6217 9100
Email: nhmrc@nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 19 September 2014
 
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