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Latest news: Water quality

Have YourSay on a Healthy Waterways raingarden in Higgins

The ACT Government is calling for community feedback on plans to build a mini raingarden in Higgins to improve storm water quality.

Off-the-scale clean up as rotting fish threaten water at Menindee

Having endured droughts and floods, residents in outback NSW are dealing with the stench and clean up of millions of rotting fish as authorities work to protect drinking water.

ACT’s first subsurface wetland to be built in Belconnen

In an effort to improve Lake Ginninderra water quality, the ACT’s first subsurface wetland could be built on one half of the Belconnen Oval.

Why Canberra’s tap water is tasting different and what to do about it

There’s been a lot of water cooler talk that Canberra’s much-loved tap water has been tasting a bit different lately, with some locals suggesting the once award-winning drop now tastes earthy or musty.

New bureau taps into ACT public service to secure water supply

To make sure Canberra has a strong and secure water supply into the future, the ACT Government will set up a new Office for Water this month, water minister Shane Rattenbury announced today.

Expert wants better controls for new Queanbeyan sewage plant

A water quality expert insists that Queanbeyan’s proposed new sewage plant must be designed to remove algae-stimulating phosphorus from effluent entering Lake Burley Griffin.

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