Ashamed couple are told that they drank and showered in recycled water for almost a decade after an incredible blunder in the pipe connection
- A couple has discovered that they drank recycled wastewater for eight years
- Authorities do not consider water as a health risk, but the couple is not happy
- In a strict letter to SA Water, the couple said they keep their options open
A few discovered that they had been drinking and showering in recycled water for almost ten years after their plumber made the shocking discovery that their pipes were not properly connected.
The property in Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, was worked on in November 2010 by an independent contractor who made the surprising mistake that was only discovered in December 2018 when the couple lost access to their water supply.
SA Water inspected the pipes and realized that the pair of water from the Bolivar wastewater treatment plant had been fed directly to their drinking taps The advertiser.
The recycled water was intended for flushing toilets.
The couples house was built in November 2010 when an independent contractor made the surprising mistake that was only discovered in 2018 when the couple lost access to their water supply
The jungle recently came to light after the state's opposition, the PvdA, had requested documents on the matter under the Freedom of Information Act.
It also noted that SA Water did not perform a plumbing audit three months after the house was connected, because & # 39; SA Water was not required to test spring water & # 39; – a policy that has since changed.
SA Water chief executive Roch Cheroux told the minister of Water that the error was most likely an accident and the problem was exclusive to one house.
& # 39; (The Health Department) does not currently consider the results to be a health risk due to actions taken to properly reduce the incorrect connection, including confirming that the problem was isolated for this one feature, did not affect it larger drinking water distribution network and repair work undertaken, & it said.
The health department does not believe that there are health risks, but an opposition member has said that SA Water should offer a free water system audit for everyone in Mawson Lakes (photo)
The couple mailed SA Water and said they only drank water sparingly because of the bad taste.
But the couple noted that they & # 39; reserved the right to exercise all available options, given the severity of the problem & # 39 ;.
Opposition Minister Michael Brown said that SA Water should offer everyone in the suburbs an audit of their water supply system.
& # 39; The only way we can be sure that other properties do not have the same problem is by checking them, & # 39; he said.
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