Pilot Bay water test results within safe levels

The follow up samples of water quality tests for Pilot Bay have returned with results being within safe levels.

It is safe to swim and health warning signs, installed as a precautionary, will be removed as soon as possible.

Samples were taken at several points along Pilot Bay following the wastewater overflow on Saturday. The Marine Bathing Guidelines require testing for the presence of Enterococci and a result with over 140 Enterococci/100ml requires follow up sampling. One sample of the initial tests came back with elevated levels of bacteria. The follow up sample returned with all samples being within safe levels (under 140 Enterococci/100ml).



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