Pambula Rivermouth has received the highest rating ‘Good’ from the Beachwatch results indicating that it has returned to its previous good form for both swimmers and oysters farmers. All Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in the latest Beachwatch results.
This includes the Pambula Rivermouth which last week unexpectedly returned a poor result.
The latest round of tests show the rivermouth receiving a ‘Good’ result, which is the highest rating possible using the Beachwatch program.
Pambula oyster farmer, Greg Carton, said he and other oyster farmers in the area had conducted a full round of tests in Pambula Lake and everything had come back clear.
“The tests couldn’t have been better. We’re blessed with some of the best water in the world,” he said.
All beaches with the exception of Bermagui’s Bruce Steer Pool received the highest rating possible, with results showing less than 41 Enterococci colony forming units (CFU) per 100ml of water.
Bruce Steer Pool returned a ‘Fair’ rating at the low end of the spectrum, meaning swimming is still suitable in this area.
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 continually offers some of the cleanest beaches in NSW.
Most recent ratings
The most recent samples were taken on the 29 January 2014.
Camel Rock beach, Good
Bruce Steer Pool, Fair
Blue Pool Bermagui, Good
Horseshoe Bay beach, Good
Beares beach, Good
Mogareeka Inlet, Good
Tathra beach, Good
Short Point beach, Good
Bar beach, Good
Main Beach, Merimbula, Good
Pambula beach, Good
Pambula River Mouth, Good
Aslings beach, Good
Cocora beach, Good