Most of us have taken a dip in a public swimming pool at some stage of our lives. But, have you ever wondered who’s in charge of ensuring the water is hygienically safe enough? Find out here.
Public Swimming Pools
The City of Swan’s Environmental Health Officers regularly test all public swimming pools and spas within the City, to ensure water safety levels and an absence of contaminants. Amoebic Meningitis is a serious disease which is often associated with unclean water.
Each month, the water from public pools and spas is sampled to maintain compliance with the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007 and the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management and Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities.
For more information about water quality checks, visit the Department of Health website.
The City of Swan works closely with the Department of Health to monitor the microbial quality of popular swimming beaches along the Swan River. Information from the program is publicly available on the Healthy Swimming website.
Many rural properties within the City of Swan aren’t provided with scheme water and must rely on either a rainwater tank, a bore supply or a combination of both.
Maintaining safe drinking water is extremely important. Visit the Department of Health for more information.
If you’re interested in finding out more about rainwater systems and reducing rainwater contamination, visit the Department of Health website.
The Water Corporation is responsible for managing WA's scheme water supply and treatment of wastewater. Visit their website for more information.