2016 April: Merryn Grove Wantirna. Pesticide: Dicamba

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Dicamba detected at 0.01ug/L Merryn Grove Wantirna April 2016. Source: South East Water FoI

“This is the second instance I’ve seen of a pesticide being detected through consumer taps in Melbourne’s drinking water network. This detection was 10000 times less that safe drinking water guideline. But it is evidence that the treatment process was compromised. Source for water for Wantirna is Silvan Dam, so most likely source of Dicamba could have been spray drift (open aquaducts) from Upper Yarra, O’Shannassy”