Recreational Water Warning
Council advises that high levels of bacteria have been identified at:
SOUTH ESK RIVER – BLACKSTONE PARK
LIFFEY RIVER - THE ESPLANADE - BRACKNELL
and would like to recommend that they are unsuitable for recreational use.
The Public Health Unit of the Department of Health and Human Services has been notified and recommends health warnings for the above locations.
Council will continue to monitor water quality and will remove signage once levels return below guideline limits.
Recreational water users entering the water during warning notification do so at their own risk.
If you have any queries regarding this matter please contact Council on 63935300 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Monitoring the Safety of Recreational Swimming Locations
Recreational water quality sampling is undertaken throughout the summer season. Four popular recreational swimming locations are monitored regularly from December through until March each year.
Testing is to ensure the water at these locations remain safe for public use and most importantly, human health.
If monitoring reveals that the quality of the water has been compromised in any way, investigations will commence. Relevant warnings will be issued, via signage at the sites and on the Meander Valley Council Website.
Recreational water sites being monitored include:
• Meander River - Egmont Reserve, Birralee Road, Westbury
• Liffey River – The Esplanade, off Louisa St, Bracknell
• South Esk River – Lions Park, off Main Street, Hadspen
• Lake Trevallyn – Blackstone Park Drive , Off Kelsey Rd, Blackstone
If I have any enquiries regarding Recreational Water Quality, whom should I contact?
Council's Environmental Health Officers are able to advise on Recreational Water Quality, contact 6393 5300
Recreational Swimming Locations
Westbury - Meander River, Egmont Reserve, Birralee Road
Bracknell - Liffey River, The Esplanade, off Louisa Street
Hadspen - South Esk River, Lions Park, off Main Street