Water Force WA abides by the Health Department guidelines for potable water supply. The business uses external contractors to test for the presence of any unwanted bacteria or harmful chemicals that may pose a risk to the health and safety of the end user. Our vehicles are tested on a monthly basis with daily chlorine level testing done prior to any water being delivered. Our vehicles will only cart fresh potable scheme water derived from the Water Corporation asset base. Any other source of water is strictly forbidden in our vehicles.
At Water Force WA, even though we’re not obligated to perform at ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard, we make sure our water and equipment are always rated at that standard. As part of our responsibility to provide safe, quality potable water, we’re constantly monitoring and testing the quality of the water we deliver. It’s our top priority.
Additionally, we help Water Corporation in educating our clients about the different ways to conserve water. This involves providing fresh water solutions that would help our clients save more water for generations to come.
What is safe, good quality water?
You may be asking “what is potable water”? All it means is the water we supply has been treated for harmful bacteria and contaminants that could otherwise harm a human being or animal. To achieve this level of safety, the water is filtered, cleaned, or treated to meet the Australian standards for safe drinking water. The water we source has been treated to the same standard all suppliers of Water Corporation are required to supply. This is regardless of how the water will be used. We also follow the Guidelines for Bulk Cartage of Drinking Water.
How we test our water
All water supplied is sourced from the Water Corporation Infrastructure. We also work closely with the team at Valle Agribusiness and Environmental Services who samples, tests and monitors our water trucks every month to ensure we’re always supplying water that conforms to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The guidelines explain what defines safe, good quality drinking water, how suppliers can achieve this quality, and to assure that it is safe to drink. All WA water suppliers (as well as individuals in the communities) must follow these guidelines.
Why you should test your own storage tanks
While we do our best to guarantee potable water regardless what it’s for, we know that at times you may not be aware of the condition and cleanliness of your tank or pool before we deliver the pre-tested water. If you don’t prepare properly, you risk contaminating the water and making it unsafe for you, your family, your pets and your staff. Once the water is contaminated, it can lead to both chronic and acute illnesses.
That’s why we encourage you to get your tank and pool tested before we get there. If you need guidance and contact details for a company you can trust to do this for you, let us know when you speak with our bulk water supply specialist.
We test our water. That’s our Water Quality Assurance to you, our Customer!
For more information about the quality of water that Water Force WA supplies to residential and commercial clients, call us on 9525 3374 / 0419 049 561 or contact us with your questions.
Notice to Consumers
Prior to consumption you are advised to disinfect your drinking water as follows:
After Delivery treat the drinking water with either;
- 7 grams of calcium hypochlorite (60 to 70% strength) per 1000 litres of water; or
- 40 ml of sodium hypochlorite (12.5% solution) per 1000 litres of water.
Leave the treated water for at least 24 hours to allow the chlorine taste and smell to dissipate.
To Maintain a Safe Water Supply after the initial dose add either:
- 1 gram of calcium hypochlorite (60-70%) per 1000 litres; or
- 4 ml of sodium hypochlorite (12.5%) per 1000 litres
each week to the holding tank and allow to stand for a minimum of 2 hours prior to consumption.
Source: Guidelines for the Bulk Cartage of Drinking Water