Fix for lead in drinking water at Perth’s Optus Stadium

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Period21 Oct 2018

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  • TitleFix for lead in drinking water at Perth’s Optus Stadium
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPerthNow
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date21/10/18
    DescriptionRINKING fountains at Optus Stadium and the surrounding park will be retrofitted to remove lead-leaching components.

    Brass fittings will be replaced with stainless-steel parts to ensure drinking water is lead-free.

    The move is a win for the WA public and vindication for The Sunday Times which revealed the fountains were leaching the metal — with lead levels exceeding Australian Drinking Water Guidelines’ maximum concentration up to 14 times.

    Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray confirmed the retro-fitting of the drinking fountains this week.
    Producer/AuthorJohn Flint
    URLhttps://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/fix-for-lead-in-drinking-water-at-perths-optus-stadium-ng-b88996539z
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani