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Is your drinking water safe?

From Legionella bacteria and non-tuberculous mycobacteria, safe transport of mains water depends on best practice and good policy, environmental health experts say. However, Flinders University academics warn current systems and legislation may not always be supported by solid scientific research or best practice in public health. "There are major inconsistencies in Australia, and overseas jurisdictions, in managing Legionella and other contaminants in water systems," says Flinders University Associate Professor Richard Bentham, who will present on shortfalls in Legionella disease policy at the Environmental Health Australia National Conference in Adelaide this week (6-8 November 2019).  Read more......

 

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