It is safe for all to drink, says an expert on drinking water.
Theiss plation, in Queensland’s south-west, has been ranked the safest place in the world to drink the drink.
It is considered to be the safest drinking water source in the country because of its proximity to the coast and a high degree of filtration, the Queensland Water Authority said.
“The water has a pH of 3.5, and it’s not subject to bacterial growth, it is not toxic, and there are no concerns for people with kidney disease,” Queensland Water said.
“It’s a water source that people can go to, that’s the main thing.”
Water quality experts said it was “unlikely” to have problems with the chlorine, and the water could be used by anyone who wants to drink it.
However, it was not clear whether the water would be safe for people to drink while pregnant or breastfeeding, as it has been tested for that purpose.
A spokeswoman for Queensland Water, Lisa Aitken, said it would take a scientific assessment before it could recommend people drink it, but that it was safe for “everyone”.
“It is a water that is safe and safe for everyone, no one is exempt,” she said.
“It does have some chlorine in it, and that is a good thing, it does make it a little bit safer for your body and your children.”
“We’re very aware that the water is a little tainted, but the water does come with a great reputation, so it does have a lot of people coming to it.”
Thewater.org.au Queensland Water said it tested the water for chlorine, chloramines, nitrates, nitrites, sulfates and sulphur, as well as alkalinity, pH and salinity.
According to the water authority, the water has been treated with a chemical called bromocarbon which neutralises chlorine, which is a harmful chemical used to disinfect drinking water supplies.
There is no evidence to show that the bromofluorocarbon, or bromodeoxyuridine, is harmful, it said.
Queenslands Water also tests the water at the site to make sure it is safe.
On a scale of one to 10, it rated it a 10, while Queensland Water considered it safe for adults to drink.
The water authority has been testing water from the site since February 2018.
Dr Chris Paine, a water expert at the University of New South Wales, said the water was safe to use.
But he said there were some risks with drinking it.
“There’s the chlorine issue.
You don’t want to have a chlorine-free environment, you don’t have to worry about that,” he said.
He said it had also been linked to stomach ulcers.
Paine said drinking water from a river or lake could have different risks depending on its source.
He said a number of rivers in Queensland were affected by the algae that has been growing in the region, including the Aunty Creek, the Mabo River, and Lake Wakaronga.
Topics:water-pollution,water-management,environment,water,australiaContact Louise KellyMore stories from Queensland