Farm water quality and treatment


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 may 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 may affect on-farm use and productivity.

Topics include:

  • Knowing your water quality
  • Water quality issues
  • Treatment
  • Hardness
  • Affect on pipelines, irrigation and farm equipment
  • Corrosion
  • Salinity
  • Effects of soil type on salinity.


Primefact 1337 First Edition

Published: Mar 2014