State Govt says water samples from Whiteman Park indicate no lead contamination

Whiteman Park.
Whiteman Park.

WATER samples taken from Whiteman Park have indicated there is no elevated lead contamination in the water distribution system according to the State Government.

The Department of Planning tested the water following media reports earlier this week that the filtered water at the park contained lead at 18 times the limit set by health authorities.

The department tests found that while the water supply was not contaminated by lead, there were elevated levels of lead in three water outlets, which indicated the contamination may be coming from the taps.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said all public water outlets would remain closed until taps were replaced and further testing was undertaken.

“We take water quality very seriously and acted immediately to respond to reports of contamination in the Whiteman Park fountains,” she said.

“We will continue testing and will monitor the situation very closely.”

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