Water Corporation reassures residents surrounding the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) that their water supply meets all health related requirements and is completely safe for use. 

Some local residents have recently contacted the Water Corporation concerned that lead may be present in their water supply following comments made in the media.


As soon as we became aware of the PCH construction site lead issue on 5 September 2016, we conducted additional sampling within the water supply zone, which indicated no detection of lead. 

Mt Eliza water supply zone supplies water to the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site.  Water is then on-supplied to the PCH site via a private network of pipes.  We do not directly supply to the PCH site.

In the past 15 years there has been no lead detected in this water zone or the entire Integrated Water Supply Scheme, which supplies around 290 billion litres of water to two million people each year.  We test for lead annually, which is supported by the Department of Health (DoH) and is consistent with advice from the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. 

We carry out regular comprehensive sampling at the water source, treatment locations and at points along the water supply network for microbiological, chemical and physical parameters that are analysed by independent laboratories, as agreed with DoH.

We encourage any customer who is concerned about their drinking water quality to contact us on 13 13 75.


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