2008 September: Munglinup (WA). Pesticide detected: Atrazine

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Munglinup Western Australia – Pesticides in Water Supply.

2008 September 2: Atrazine 0.4ug/L

Munglinup – like Borden, the water source for Munglinup 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 2 September 2008. A subsequent sample on 16 September 2008 did not detect atrazine and it has not been detected in any samples since.

Source: Water Corporation August 2008.