Title Fix for lead in drinking water at Perth’s Optus Stadium Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet PerthNow Media type Web Country Australia Date 21/10/18 Description RINKING 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/Author John Flint URL https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/health/fix-for-lead-in-drinking-water-at-perths-optus-stadium-ng-b88996539z Persons Anas Ghadouani