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Many Australians rely on rainwater as their water supply for their daily needs. The general public perception is that rainwater is safe to drink. In most areas of Australia, the risk of illness arising from consumption is relatively low, providing it is visually clear, has little taste or smell and, importantly, the storage and collection of rainwater is via a well maintained tank and roof catchment system. Australian Households using rainwater. Source ABS 2010   This water may be used as if it [...]

The dangers lurking in dams, rivers and other untreated water supplies A large proportion of Australians rely on untreated or minimally treated water supplies for their daily water requirements. Recent events have highlighted the dangers of untreated water supplies, even when the water is not consumed. The dangers lurking in stagnant waters-Source: Wikipedia Rainwater that falls from the sky is perceived safe to drink and provides a false sense of security- the same applies to dams and rivers that may be located [...]