It’s World Water Week and Sydney Water is celebrating clean and sustainable tap water.
Sydney Water Managing Director Kevin Young said he was proud of the organisation’s water supply, which is among the world’s best.
“Our tap water is safe and healthy,” Mr Young said. “We have a rigorous regime where we test for 70 different qualities in our water supply across 17,000 samples a year.
“Our testings meets or exceeds industry standards across the world.”
Mr Young said tap water was also cost-effective and environmentally sustainable.
“A litre of tap water costs less than a quarter of a cent,” Mr Young said. “It’s also the original ecowater; there’s no packing to pollute the environment and it’s delivered directly to homes and business via an extensive 21,000 km network of pipes.”
Mr Young said World Water Week was also a good time to think about the need for clean water and wastewater services in many countries across the globe.
“Globally 783 million people are still without safe drinking water and 2.5 billion without sanitation,” Mr Young said. “Sydney Water is proud to support WaterAid, an international charity which helps the world’s poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation.
“So far, WaterAid has helped over 8.5 million access these services through low-cost, sustainable projects using technology that can be managed by the community itself.”
For more information about Sydney Water and WaterAid, visit www.sydneywater.com.au