Recreational Water Warning
17th February 2014
Council advises that high levels of bacteria have been identified at:
LIFFEY RIVER - THE ESPLANADE, OFF LOUISA STREET - BRACKNELL
SOUTH ESK RIVER - LIONS PARK, OFF MAIN STREET - HADSPEN
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.
Council would like to advise that this is advisory only. 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 has commenced for this summer season. Four popular recreational swimming locations will be monitored regularly from December through until March 2014.
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