Poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Assessment of drinking water catchments has not identified sources of PFAS that would represent a risk to South Australian drinking water supplies. Given the low risk, SA Health has advised that sampling of SA Water-supplied drinking water is not required at this time.
As a precaution, SA Water proactively investigated this matter with sampling of its non-potable recycled water and stormwater systems for PFAS. The results showed compliance with all guidelines for drinking water and are sufficient to confirm safety of these supplies in respect to PFAS.
The impact of PFAS is an emerging issue in Australia and SA Water will continue to work collaboratively with the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and SA Health throughout this process.
For further information on Poly-fluoroalkyl substances, please visit the SA Health website.
SA Water customers in Goolwa and surrounding areas, including Goolwa Beach, Goolwa South, Goolwa North and Hindmarsh Island may currently be experiencing discoloured or milky water coming out of their taps.
This water remains safe to drink.
During recent planned maintenance in the area, some existing sediment in the local water supply network has been stirred up, resulting in the discoloured water.
We are working hard to resolve the issue, and we are flushing out the discoloured water. Given the size of the water network in the area, this may take some time. At this stage, we are hoping water supply will return to normal by Friday afternoon.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates on our website and Facebook page.
For further information or any questions, please contact us on 1300 SA WATER.