Council undertakes routine water quality testing at a number of sites within the Local Government Area (LGA). Council’s Water Quality Monitoring Program is used to determine compliance with the relevant national and state water quality monitoring and management guidelines.
Objectives of the Water quality Monitoring Program
- compare the water quality results between the sampling sites across the LGA, including the urban and non-urban landscapes
- monitor microbial levels at popular recreational sites
- provide direction and assist in the development of stormwater management programs
- undertake long term monitoring of the waterways to assess trends in water quality over time to understand the effects of changes such as climate change and the effects of elevated nutrient and microbial levels.
The current Water Quality Monitoring Program includes the sampling and monitoring of 13 sites within the Georges River and the Nepean River catchments.
Map showing the location of the water quality monitoring sites within the Campbelltown Local Government Area.(3MB, PDF)
These monitoring sites include some of our most natural areas in Campbelltown that are a great place for residents and people visiting the Campbelltown LGA to visit, explore and appreciate the natural environment.
Water Quality Results
The results from the water samples are compared against the National Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality, developed by the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC 2000).
Table showing the 2012/2013 percentage compliance with the ANZECC guidelines at each of Council’s water quality monitoring sites(185KB, PDF)
Table showing the 2011/2012 percentage compliance with the ANZECC guidelines at each of Council’s water quality monitoring sites(41KB, PDF)