Recreational water quality
The map below displays the latest results from water testing at popular rivers and beaches across the region. To view these results select a site from the map below or from the list on the left.
We advise against swimming or other types of contact recreation for up to two days after heavy or prolonged rainfall. This is because urban or agricultural runoff often affects water quality at these times. Warning signs will not always be erected when high bacteria levels coincide with rainfall.
Sites with a red or amber safety alert will be re-sampled on a daily basis until results return to a safe level. If a red safety alert result has not coincided with significant rainfall, warning signs will be put in place and an investigation of contamination sources undertaken. At coastal beaches warning signs will only be erected after two red alert level results.
Should you require the information in a form other than how it is presented here, please contact us and we can usually provide it within two working days.
Check out our environmental reports for more information.
Go - low health risk
Caution - increased health risk, but still within an acceptable range
Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk
Stop - high toxic algae risk
No current reading / no longer monitored
Stop safety alert bathing sites
These are the bathing sites with a red safety alert on them.
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