The effects of asbestos in the water supply have been studied extensively and results show there is no elevated risk of asbestos‐related diseases.

The community is understandably interested in how utilities manage asbestos cement pipes.

The water industry ensures that asbestos cement pipes pose no health risk to the water supply and that maintenance, replacement and disposal of all pipes and infrastructure, which may contain asbestos, is carried out safely.


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia
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