Water Quality

Council provides safe and reliable drinking water to the propoerties located in the services areas of Aberdeen, Cassilis, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone. 

Our drinking water is regularly tested and analysed by independent NATA accredited laboratory to comply with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) 2011. Council closely work with NSW Health to make sure Council's water supply is safe to drink. 

Council has developed a Drinking Water Management System with the assistance from NSW Health to comply with NSW Guidelines for drinking water management systems. 

Sometimes Council issues a notice to potable drinking water customers which is "Boil Water Alert" if the water supply is not suitible for drinking. This could happen due to a few reasons, poor raw water quality, failure of the treatment process or detection of contamination in the potable water supply system. In those instances Council gets advice from NSW Health to make sure to protect all customers and follow all communication protocols to notify customers immediately.