Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 6 Hansard (27 June) . . Page.. 2420..
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(Question No 2075)
Dr Foskey asked the Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, upon notice, on 8 May 2008 (redirected to the Treasurer):
(1) What steps is ActewAGL undertaking to ensure that micro-contaminants, such as pathogens, pharmaceuticals, nano-particles, chemical warfare agents, and industrial chemical poisons, are not infiltrating our drinking water;
(2) Will these same protections be applied to the demonstration water plant;
(3) Could the Minister provide the data on the past 10 years regarding Canberra's water consumption by (a) household, (b) private enterprise, and (c) government, by (i) percentage and (ii) volume; if not, could the Minister advise which statistics on water consumption are available to the public.
Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) ACTEW Corporation (ACTEW) is responsible for water and waste-water services in the ACT which are provided by ActewAGL under a contractual agreement. This response has been provided on such a basis.
ACTEW uses a number of approaches to ensure that it provides safe drinking water for the ACT community. These interrelated approaches include:
a. Compliance with the most recent Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, and the ACT Health Code of Practice for drinking water.
b. Catchment risk management plans.
c. On-going monitoring of water quality in such rivers and reservoirs.