Throughout the summer months Devonport City Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches around Devonport in accordance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 1997 under the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007. These include:
- Coles Beach
- Back Beach
- Mersey Bluff Recreation area
- East Devonport Beach
The Council will put up warning signs at beaches where pollution events or water quality poses a risk to public health. If you see water quality warning signs at your local beach, we strongly advise you follow the recommendations stated on the sign. Signage is removed once testing results indicate that the risks have reduced, and the water is once again considered suitable for recreational use.
Devonport City Council conducts monthly water quality testing for all pools available for public use under the requirements for the Public Health Act 1997 under the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines 2007.
Swimming pools that do not comply with the water quality requirements will be closed by the Council until such time as their water quality improves.
For further information or advice you can contact Council’s Environmental Health team on 03 6424 0511.