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Understanding our Natural Groundwater Resource

Busselton Water provides high quality drinking water to more than 26,000 customers within our licensed area.

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Some facts.  Busselton Water:

  • Is licensed to extract groundwater from two underground aquifers, the Yarragadee and the Leederville.

  • Has eight deep artesian bores that vary in depth from 250m to 800m.

  • From 1997 to 2011 an ultraviolet disinfection process (UV), with spot chlorination, was used prior to full-time chlorination being introduced as the result of a growing reticulation network.

  • Has 3 water treatment plants that house five water storage tanks.   These tanks have a total storage capacity of 20,600 kl or in excess of 8 Olympic size swimming pools.

  • Has more than 300km of water main within its water distribution network.

Source Water Quality

  • Source water is treated (aerated and filtered) to remove iron so it complies with aesthetic related requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

  • Water extracted meets all Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for health related chemical limits.

Treated Water Quality

  • Treated water delivered to customers meets all Australian Drinking Water Guidelines for health related chemical and aesthetic related limits.

  • Busselton Water does not fluoridate its water supply, however the treated water does have naturally occurring fluoride.