Environment authority encourages water tests

WITH home bores getting their biggest workout in late summer, the Environment Protection Authority is reminding Limestone Coast bore owners to make it a priority to have their groundwater tested regularly.

EPA site contamination manager Andrew Pruszinski said without regular testing by a professional, accredited laboratory, bore users could not assume the water was safe.

“Bore water tends not be used for drinking in metropolitan Adelaide, but if you’re using it to irrigate your home-grown produce or your lawn, or to fill your pool, chemical contamination can still be a serious concern,” Mr Pruszinski said.

“There are several accredited labs that can test


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