The Shire of Gingin conducts a number of sampling programs to protect the health of residents and tourists.These programs include:
- Food premises not connected to scheme water;
- Sampling of public potable water supplies (where not under the jurisdiction of the Water Corporation);
- Sampling of public swimming pools for amoeba and bacterial compliance; and
- Private/other water sampling undertaken at cost to the applicant.
If you collect rainwater for drinking purposes please refer to the Department of Health's brochure below for ideas on how to keep your water safe to drink:
Country Rainwater Collection Infosheet - Department of Health
Amoeba Risk Areas
There are a number of freshwater locations within the Shire of Gingin where Naegleria fowleri amoeba has been detected, including Moore River at Guilderton. Those locations identified with this risk have been clearly sign-posted for public safety.
For more information please refer to the infosheet below:
Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis Infosheet
For more information regarding water safety within the Shire of Gingin please contact our Environmental Health Officer on (08) 9575 2211.