Water Quality

Water-based activities are a significant source of recreation for many people living in Burnie.  Swimming is one of the main activities over the summer months however there are many other recreational uses for rest, relaxation and exercise that occur throughout the year.
 
Although use of recreational waters can provide enormous benefits to health and well-being it can also adversely affect health.  Contaminated water can cause gastroenteritis if swallowed or may cause infections to open cuts and sores.

Council plays a role in monitoring water quality in areas such as those listed below: