Farm water quality and treatment: Algae


Farm water comes from a number of different sources and so its quality varies. Water sources include dams, bores, wells, rivers, town water, channels and recycled water.

Water from various sources could be of an unsuitable quality for its intended use for irrigation, stock, household or other farm activities.

It is important to identify and correct water quality problems that might affect on-farm use and productivity.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Knowing your water quality
  • Water quality issues
  • Algae
  • Blue-green algae effects and treatment


Primefact 1506 Third Edition

Published: May 2017