Environmental Health Technicians monitor the safety and quality of drinking water, public swimming pools and recreational water such as beaches and canals.
In Western Australia, different government departments are involved in the regulation and monitoring of water quality.
Public swimming pools and spas are regulated and monitored by Environmental Health Services with support from the Western Australian Department of Health. The City of Busselton samples each public pool and spa once a month, testing the water quality to ensure it is safe for swimming.
Recreational water bodies
The City of Busselton works closely with the Department of Health to monitor the microbial quality of popular swimming beaches in Geographe Bay. Four sites are sampled during November to April for bacterial quality as part of the state government’s annual Health Swimming Survey.
Many rural properties within the City of Busselton are not provided with scheme water and rely on rainwater tanks or bores, or a combination of both. Environmental Health monitors the drinking water quality of cellar doors, restaurants and accommodation premises that provide water to the public but are not on scheme water.
Rainwater can be quite safe to drink when it is carefully collected and properly stored. The Department of Health provide a guideline for the safe collection, storage and disinfection of rainwater.
If the information that you are looking for is not here, please phone 9781 0444 and ask to speak to someone in Environmental Health.