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Solving water quality issues.

The Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC) is dedicated to ensuring and responding to the public health requirements relating to the provision of water and wastewater services for communities in Australia and across the world.

Established more than 86 years ago in the driest state in the driest continent on Earth, we understand the importance of safe, reliable water services to the individuals and communities who are reliant upon them.

Our mission is to provide our customers superior value through combining an intimate understanding of their needs with our world-renowned water quality testing and analysis, research and consultative expertise.

Our specific water industry focus drives our comprehensive range of services, tailored to all aspects of the water cycle from catchment, source, treatment and distribution, to wastewater, reuse and alternative sources such as desalination.

AWQC is NATA accredited for a wide range of chemical and biological tests, including sample collection and field analyses, and possesses quality systems certification to ISO9001. Accreditation also extends to AS/NZS 4020 'Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water'.

As an independent business unit within SA Water, a South Australian Government enterprise, we have a deep understanding of and empathy for the workings of water utilities, as well as a long-term commitment to supporting the national and international water industry to solve water quality challenges.

Backed by a passionate team who can assess the effectiveness of various treatment options, we are often engaged to provide testing and advisory services to help our customers respond to major water quality incidents and on major infrastructure and environmental projects across Australia and internationally.

Australian Water Quality Centre