Coffs Creek Pollutants Falling, But Council Say Still Not Safe to Swim or Fish

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Coffs Creek Pollutants Falling, But Council Say Still Not Safe to Swim or Fish

UPDATE:

The water quality in Coffs Creek has returned to normal according to Coffs Harbour City Council.

Signs have been removed allowing swimmers to safely use the area.

 

EARLIER:

The Coffs Harbour community are still advised not to swim or fish in Coffs Creek for a third day.

Coffs Harbour City Council staff remain onsite near Park Beach Reserve today advising the public of the incident.

Early this morning some still chose to fish in the area, even after the warning from workers.

Council released an update at 10:43am this morning saying that "further samples were taken from nine sites between the sewer spill site and the mouth of Coffs Creek yesterday (30 March 2018), at both high and low tide".

"These samples have been analysed and indicate that pollutant levels in the Coffs Creek are falling", the statement said.

According to Coffs Harbour City Council, further samples will be collected today and the community informed of the findings tomorrow morning.

Read the full statement here:

The public are advised that further samples were taken from nine sites between the sewer spill site and the mouth of Coffs Creek yesterday (30 March 2018), at both high and low tide. These samples have been analysed and indicate that pollutant levels in the Coffs Creek are falling.

The community are however still advised not to enter the water at Coffs Creek and not to fish or swim in the area.

Signage remains in place along Coffs Creek and Council staff will be patrolling the area again today to ensure that the public are aware of the issue.

Further samples will be collected today and the community informed of the findings tomorrow morning.

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