The ACT Government uses a number of techniques to monitor and maintain the ACT's water quality. Find out more about the health of our water and the measures taken to enhance its health into the future.
Why is water quality important?
Water is precious, especially here in Australia, the driest inhabited continent on Earth. Clean water is essential for life.
How healthy is our water?
Did you know the biggest source of water pollution is contaminated stormwater? Find out about how it affects our water.
Algal blooms and lake closures
Find out how algal blooms affect the water quality in lakes and ponds.
On any given day, there’s someone monitoring water quality in the ACT.
Improving water quality
A number of techniques are used to improve the ACT's water quality.
A region-wide survey into people’s views on our waterways shows how important our streams, rivers and lakes are to the community and environment.