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Beachwatch results

Thursday 7 January 2016

Sapphire Coast beaches have received mixed results from the Office of Environment and Heritage in this week’s Beachwatch testing.

Due to the heavy rain and recent flooding some of our beaches in the Bega Valley Shire are not suitable for swimming.

Even though three of our beaches received ratings of 201 Enterococci colony forming units (CFU) per 100ml of water, the other beaches which got results of Good and Fair are still suitable for swimming.

The threshold for water not suitable for swimming is more than 201 enterococci CFU/100ml.

Beachgoers can swim and play with confidence, knowing that the Sapphire Coast still offers some of the cleanest beaches in NSW.

Click here to find the most recent samples, taken on the 5 January 2016.


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