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Excellent result on water quality

Gippsland Water has achieved 100% compliance on all water quality measures for the 2016-17 year.

The water corporation recently published its annual Safe Drinking Water Act report which includes water quality details from each of the region’s 15 water treatment plants.

Gippsland Water’s Managing Director Sarah Cumming said that the results were excellent.

“We take pride in providing high quality water to Gippslanders every single day. We’re constantly working to improve our system and manage risks so that our customers can continue to have confidence in the safety, reliability and quality of their water supply.

“Our great water quality results are a reflection of the investments we’ve made to improve the taste and quality of the water we supply to our customers,” she said.

Improvements implemented by Gippsland Water during the year include installation of activated carbon systems at both Maffra and Heyfield water treatment plants, and an upgrade to the pH correction system at Sale water treatment plant.

“Investing in our water supply system has also resulted in a significant drop in the number of complaints about water quality that we’ve received. Complaints were down 29% this year, following a 20% drop last year,” Ms Cumming said.

Gippsland Water had no reportable water quality events during the year.

There was one detection of E.coli in the drinking water at Neerim South, which was later determined to be a false positive.

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