Water Quality

Recreational Water Testing

Council's Environmental Health Officers undertake regular water sampling at four popular swimming locations between December and March each year to ensure the water quality is suitable for recreational use. Monitored sites are:
• 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)

If there are issues with water quality, alerts will be listed below and posted on Council's Facebook page. Signage will also be erected on affected sites.


Recreational Water Warnings

18 January, 2022
  • Lake Trevallyn (Blackstone Park Reserve, Blackstone Heights)
  • Liffey River (The Esplanade, off Louisa Street, Bracknell)
  • South Esk River (Lions Park, off Main Street, Hadspen)

Recent sampling has identified that water quality at these locations is currently unsuitable for recreational use and those entering the water during warning periods do so at their own risk. Council will continue monitoring and will advise when recreational use can recommence. Please contact Council's Environmental Health Officers on 6393 5300 for further information.


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