Water Quality

Recreational water

Council's Environmental Health Officers undertake regular water sampling at popular swimming locations between December and March each year to ensure the water quality is suitable for recreational use. Relevant warnings will be issued on Council's website and Facebook page and signage will be erected on site if the water quality is found to be unsuitable.

There are four sites monitored in Meander Valley:
• Meander River (Egmont Reserve, Birralee Road, Westbury)
• Liffey River (The Esplanade, off Louisa Street, Bracknell)
• South Esk River (Lions Park, off Main Street, Hadspen)
• Lake Trevallyn (Blackstone Park Drive, off Kelsey Road, Blackstone)

For more information on recreational water monitoring, phone Council on 6393 5300


Rainwater tanks

Rainwater tanks contribute to sustainable living and for residents in rural areas, a rainwater tank is often the sole household water supply. With a reasonably low level of management, you can ensure your tank water is of a good quality that can be used for a wide range of purposes including drinking, food preparation, bathing, laundry, toilet flushing and garden watering.

Download or view a copy of the Healthy Rainwater Tank Guide