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) - SEE WARNING NOTICE BELOW
• 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.


Updated 20/12/2023

Council undertakes regular monitoring at popular swimming locations to ensure water is safe for public use. Recent sampling has identified that the water quality at

Liffey River (The Esplanade, off Louisa Street, Bracknell)

is currently unsuitable for recreational use.

The Public Health Unit of the Department of Health has been notified and recommends health warnings for the above location.

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 (03) 6393 5300 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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 Guidance on the use of Rainwater Tanks