2008 June: Borden (WA). Pesticide detected. Atrazine.

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Pesticides detected in Borden water supply.

2008 June 23: Atrazine 0.4ug/L

Borden – the water source for Borden is a local dam surrounded by agricultural farming properties predominantly used for cropping. Cropping activities often involve the broad acre spraying of pesticides with the associated risk of spray drift of the chemicals used. This was identified as the most likely source of contamination from the sample taken on 23 June 2008. A subsequent sample on 8 July 2008 did not detect atrazine and it has not been detected in any samples since.

Source: Water Corporation August 2011.