Pesticides and Melbourne's Drinking Water: New Report Released

June 6 2012

Friends of the Earth (FoE) today released a new report investigating risks associated with pesticides in Melbourne's drinking water.

The report focuses on Sugarloaf Reservoir, Melbourne's only reservoir that is supplied from the Yarra River, downstream of one of Australia's most intensively farmed (and sprayed) regions. Sugarloaf supplies drinking water to over 1.5 million Melbournians living in the north and west of the city.

pesticides and drinking water in Tasmania

Friends of the Earth has launched a brief report on the state of Tasmania’s drinking water, which is available here.

The report is part of a longer term strategy to tie in research from across Australia regarding drinking water issues.

The information was sourced from three Right to Information requests from Southern Water, Ben Lomond Water and Cradle Mountain Water.

The information was only sourced from July 2009 to April 2012.


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