Beach Watch Results

Council is committing to extending the extensive testing regime at Kingston Beach and Blackmans Bay Beach for the remainder of summer. We will be open and transparent with the water quality results we receive each week, and they will be published here.

Council regrets it will not be in a position to remove the recommendations against swimming at Blackmans Bay Beach south during the 2019 summer season. However, it is our top priority to improve overall water quality at our beaches.

A working group with Council and TasWater officers is focusing on providing solutions to potential contamination sources. Significant progress has already been made in addressing issues, which has seen results at the Illawarra Road outfall improve. Possible sources of contamination at the Flowerpot Crescent outfall have been identified and are we are assessing appropriate solutions. Council is also focusing on finding the reasons for high contamination results from the Yacht Club outfall at Kingston Beach.

While we recognise we have a lot of work to do to restore confidence in our water quality, we are committed to making sure our beaches are open for next summer. Our extensive testing regime is continuing and TasWater will carry out DNA fingerprinting as required.

Stormwater infrastructure is not always visible and we would like to take this opportunity to remind people to dial before you dig if building or landscaping, to protect infrastructure you may not see or know is there.

Council and TasWater will continue to update the community on what the investigation finds and the appropriate solutions. We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we carry out this work.

For further Beach Watch results at other beaches in Kingborough, and along the Derwent, visit the Derwent Estuary Program webiste: Beach Watch.

Samples taken 13 July 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 310
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 850 <100
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 24180 520
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 100 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 520
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 100 7270
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 200 200

Samples taken 6 August 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 31 41
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 41 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater NT NT
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,160 205
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 20 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 200 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 100 850
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 690 255

Samples taken 30 July 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 86 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 31 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater NT NT
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1460 300
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1220 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 630 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1210 <100
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 530 150

Samples taken 23 July 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 31 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 256 97
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 86 41
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 3410 181
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 730 100
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1580 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 200 100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 100 100
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 64,410 2410

Samples taken 9 July 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 200 310
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 153 20
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 31 10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater NT NT
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 41125 7260
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 850 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 100 100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 100 200
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 21575 2105

Samples taken 2 July 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 1870
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 183 85
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 20
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 20 52
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 74 52
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 243 97
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 121 75
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 3930 1090
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 19350 22820
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2180 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 4320 2620
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1340 310
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 6040 4730

Samples taken 25 June 2019

A sewer spill occurred on the Sunday evening prior to testing near the Illawarra Road outfall, which may have contributed to the elevated results.

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 20 20
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 31 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 86 10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 2,090 200
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 7,170 1,460
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 2,850 2,310
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 241,960 86,640
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 5,075 920

Samples taken 18 June 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 20 41
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 26 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 31 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 171 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 794 52
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater No flow No flow
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 2,110 410
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 10 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 200 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 750 200
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 7,230 1,285

Samples taken 11 June 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 20
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 457 75
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 3,873 2,909
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 3,076 1,198
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater <100 200
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,100 100
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater <100 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater >241,960 28,510
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater >241,960 >241,960
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 1,340 <100

Samples taken 4 June 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 310 1,460
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 20
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 51 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 1,350 200
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 21,870 23,820
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 300 200
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 580 410
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 310 200
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 410 520

Samples taken 28 May 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 50 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 120 42
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 500 41
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 410 62
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 290 41
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 560 850
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 2600 1890
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 490 1210
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 120 8200
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 11000 2880
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 3300 1580

Samples taken 21 May 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 520
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 41
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 15 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 52 41
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 187 31
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 98 41
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 1460 310
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 9060 310
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 100 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 100 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 22510 1085

Samples taken 14 May 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 520
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 31 72
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 226 148
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 473 364
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 1,789 1,214
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 8,330 850
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 141,360 198,630
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 520 1,220
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 19,680 5,370
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 18,500 1,990
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 3,050 980

Samples taken 7 May 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 20 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 20
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 20
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 20 31
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 266 / est 153
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine <10 20
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 51,720 14,550
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,710 100
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 520 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 100 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 100 <100
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 11,370 410

 

Samples taken 30 April 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 75
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 146 52
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 86 62
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 148 52
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 1,460 410
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 54,750 5,290
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 48,840 6,570
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater No flow No flow
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 38,925 4,295

Samples taken 24 April 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 150 310
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 63
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 275 84
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 36 15
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 3,170 410
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 241,960 86,640
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 200 300
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 14,550 3,690
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater No Flow No Flow
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 255 150

Samples taken 16 April 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 41 52
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 171 228
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 201 327
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 161 336
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 22,820 1,210
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 960 310
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 310 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater No Flow No Flow
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 13,535 1,615

Samples taken 9 April 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 860 750
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 41 246
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 504 121
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 238 98
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 1,989 586
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 480 323
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 64,880 2,560
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 26,030 7,540
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1,580 860
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 200 410
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater No Flow No Flow
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 730 300

Samples taken 2 April 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 20 31
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 74 75
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 487 313
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 471 173
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 1,086 132
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 2,180 860
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 5,730 2,160
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 515 150
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 10,860 1,220
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater NO FLOW NO FLOW
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 4,640 520

Samples taken 28 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 200
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 41 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 361 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 84 20
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 142 26
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 256 31
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 389 120
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 5,710 970
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 20,460 21,870
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 570 200
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater >241,960 54,750
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 12,910 6,500
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 1,105 205

Samples taken 26 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 1,210 2,410
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 169 336
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 131 75
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 238 369
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 75 135
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 351 610
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 241 317
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 475 754
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 15,760 2,030
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 8,285 1,690
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,180 1,350
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 2,920 2,280
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 6,300 1,550
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 8,500 1,810

Samples taken 21 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 135 15,531
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 63
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 266 121
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 1,782 717
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine Retested 25/03: 10 Retested 25/03: <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 4,133 624
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 23,590 8,600
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 9,600 4,960
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 980 300
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 5,200 1,320
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 310 310
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 1,610 1,795

Samples taken Tuesday 19 March 2019

 

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 31 134
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 31 41
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 20 21 / est
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 20 41
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 425 1,374
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 20 73
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 43,520 1,870
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 120,330 22,470
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 200 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 51,720 520
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1,080 950
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 1,890 2,480

Samples taken Thursday 14 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 410 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 31
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 247 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 146 20
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 379 110
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 10,760 850
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,340 410
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 100 300
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 34,480 2,460
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 8,300 1,480
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 200 520

Samples taken Tuesday 12 March 2019

Although readings were high and therefore registered as a fail for Blackmans Bay Beach (north) for this sample, a subsequent retest passed at <10.

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 410 520
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 41 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 20
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 134 98
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 20 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 105 121
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 2,380 2,720
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 15,850 3,180
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 62,840 3,230
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 1,600 520
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1,070 860
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 3,475 1,680

Samples taken Thursday 7 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 200 200
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 41 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 30 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 63 75
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 69 92
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 173 187
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 985 504
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 92,080 2,280
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 11,600 3,360
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,690 2,280
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 13,910 1,770
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 3,410 730
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 5,705 465

Samples taken Tuesday 5 March 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 173 51
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 108 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 745 199
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 20 20
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 129,970 26,130
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 8,090 2,920
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 750 750
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 5,650 310
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 750 4,260
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 980 2,720

Samples taken Thursday 28 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 41 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 122 15
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 185 31
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 86 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 23,820 860
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,610 750
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 410 310
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 141,360 2,620
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 3,790 630
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 855 4,340

Samples taken Tuesday 26 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 21
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 206 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 292 110
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 857 86
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 86 10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 5,630 2,560
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 2,590 750
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 8,840 960
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 21,430 4,430
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 2,690 3,090
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 7,735 4,775

Samples taken Thursday 21 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 20 98
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 52 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 265 145
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 417 52
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 41,060 2,380
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 3,270 5,710
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 860 310
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 100 100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1,460 1,220
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 6,855 970

Samples taken Tuesday 19 February 2019

We were unable to take a sample at the Ewing Avenue outfall as the outfall was choked with sand.

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 200 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 31 52
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 216 31
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 122 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 173 63
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater No sample No sample
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 2,620 >241,960
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1,150 525
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 3,070 520
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1,340 860
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 13,465 7,805

Samples taken Thursday 14 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 20 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 52 63
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 495 537
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 345 282
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 121 86
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 2,720 2,820
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 26,670 3,890
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1,200 1,340
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 81,825 72,700
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 28,820 8,600
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 10,535 3,450

Samples taken Tuesday 12 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 13,960 7,120
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 20 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 15 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 86 142
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 605 759
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 41 74
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 57,940 16,580
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 198,630 19,350
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 64,880 16,740
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 2,560 6,310
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 129,970 6,830
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 8,380 9,885

Samples taken Thursday 7 February 2019

The water quality results were expected to be higher from last week’s testing due to the high rainfall in the preceding 24 hours prior to testing. Council will be retesting sites in Blackmans Bay today, Tuesday 12 February.

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 30,760 16,070
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 121
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 218 132
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 31 86
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 161 336
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 1,142 2,486
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 1,789 2,187
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 932 2,613
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 17,230 30,760
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 21,870 19,560
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 19,180 16,160
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 48,840 5,940
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 8,010 11,450
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 6,505 11,170

Samples taken Tuesday 5 February 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 31 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 146 41
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 2,660 1,730
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 1,090 8,820
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,690 310
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 410 310
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 13,140 5,300
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater >241,960 >241,960

Samples taken Thursday 31 January 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 31
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 30 51
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 158 197
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 148 358
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 241 613
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 583 663
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 16,240 22,820
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 8,600 3,410
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 20,980 16,070
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 32,550 2,560
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 2,090 1,850
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 198,635 105,015

Samples taken Tuesday 29 January 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 10 10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 41
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 20 10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 1,860 41
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine >24,196 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 42 92
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 200 3,230
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 6,830 630
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,530 100
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 850
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 1,200 3,790
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 61,560 133,650

Samples taken Thursday 24 January 2019

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River <100 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 52 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 10 20
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 20 63
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine <10 10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 1,664 670
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 84 20
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 23,820 15,580
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater >241,960 54,750
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 410 410
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 13,960 1,350
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater >241,960 >241,960

Samples taken Tuesday 22 January 2019

 

 

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 31 20
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 20 10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 341 41
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 374 20
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 1,935 228
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 216 <10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 1,725 860
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 7,940 3,450
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 11,120 2,130
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 200 740
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 80,375 915

Sample results taken Thursday, 17 January 2019

The water was restested at both Kingston Beach North and Blackmans Bay South and the results returned as:

  • Kingston Beach North 402
  • Blackmans Bay South 712

Blackmans Bay South continues to remain closed due to its long-term rating of poor.

For more the Derwent Estuary Program results, please visit their website, Beach Watch.

 

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Browns River River 200 <100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 530 173
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 158 41
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 63 52
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 480 613
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 53 15
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 624 336
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 455 364
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml)
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 4,570 1,200
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 155,310 24,890
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 300 310
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater 23,330 5,730
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 2,720 740
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 47,905 575

Sample results taken Tuesday, 15 January 2019

 

Recreational Water Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing Department of Health
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml) Enterococci
Browns River River <100 100
Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10 <10
Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10 <10
Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 21 <10
Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 171 30 75
Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 20 10
Direct Stormwater Pipe Sampling Sites Kingborough Council Intensive Testing Department of Health
Site description Type E. coli (mpn/100ml) Enterococci (mpn/100ml) Enterococci
Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 7,980 1,420
Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 68,670 11,240
Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,750 310
Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 410 310
Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 129,970 24,710

 

Further results

Sample results taken Thursday, 10 January 2019

The retesting results for Kingborough beaches have returned with excellent results, meaning the advice against swimming at the northern end of Blackmans Bay beach has been lifted.

The source of the high reading earlier in the week is unknown and Council has called on the State Government to investigate – Blackmans Bay beach reopens but questions remain.

Council will remain open and transparent with the water quality results, and the extensive water sampling regime will continue throughout summer.

No. Sample ID Site description Type E. coli Enterococci DOH sample
1 KBCZ8 Browns River River <100 100
2 KBCZ4 Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine <10 <10 <10
3 KBCZ4.1 Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine <10 <10
4 KBCZ3&2 Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine <10 <10
5 KBCZ3 Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 7,980 1,420
6 KBCZ1 Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 68,670 11,240
7 BBZ1 Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 2,750 310
8 BBZ2 Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine <10 10 <10
9 BBZ5.1 Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
10 BBZ5.2 Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 21 <10
11 BBZ3.1 Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 410 310
12 BBZ3.2 Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 171 30 75
13 BBZ4.2 Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 20 10
14 BBZ4.1 Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 129,970 24,810

Sample results taken Tuesday, 8 January 2019

  • Water quality readings at the northern end of Blackmans Bay Beach are unusually high this week and swimming is not advised. This is in addition to our existing warnings against swimming at Blackmans Bay south.Results show an elevated level of faecal contamination along the entire beach and 11 signs have been placed along the beach advising the public that swimming is not recommended.

    Council has retested the water quality and results will be known tomorrow afternoon. Council will publish the updates as soon as they are received.

    The Mayor of Kingborough has release a media release calling for action on water quality issues across the Derwent. Read the full release: Statement from Mayor Winter.

    The higher readings suggest contamination may be coming from other sources apart from stormwater, which was found to be an issue at Blackmans Bay South. The water quality at Blackmans Bay South was rated poor in the long-term rating from the Department of Health last year. TasWater has been carrying out investigations and have made a number of repairs. Since repair work was completed recreational water quality results were improving at Blackmans Bay South, up until we experienced heavy rainfall in late December. Higher rainfall is known to impact water quality results.

    Council has informed the Environment Protection Authority and is continuing to work with TasWater to investigate potential sources of contamination.

    Various beaches in Hobart and Clarence are also being retested due to higher readings this week. Due to widespread water quality issues, Kingborough Council is approaching the State Government for assistance.

    All water quality readings for the Derwent, are published on the Derwent Estuary Program website. Please check here for the #BeachWatch updates.

No. Sample ID Site description Type E. coli Enterococci DOH sample
1 KBCZ8 Browns River River 100 <100 63
2 KBCZ4 Kingston Beach North (Beach) Marine 292 63
3 KBCZ4.1 Kingston Beach Middle (Beach) Marine 30 86 256
4 KBCZ3&2 Kingston Beach South (Beach) Marine 110 52 97
5 KBCZ3 Ewing Ave Outfall Stormwater 5,810 1,990 75
6 KBCZ1 Yacht Club Outfall Stormwater 241,960 159,480
7 BBZ1 Blowhole Outfall Stormwater 1,450 630
8 BBZ2 Blackmans Bay (Beach) Marine 1,296 6,131 9804
9 BBZ5.1 Blackmans Bay Mid Outfall Stormwater <100 <100
10 BBZ5.2 Blackmans Bay South – 60m North (Beach) Marine 175 341
11 BBZ3.1 Illawarra Road Outfall Stormwater 2,460 100
12 BBZ3.2 Blackmans Bay South (Beach) Marine 882 3,130 4611
13 BBZ4.2 Blackmans Bay South – 60m South (Beach) Marine 108 75
14 BBZ4.1 Boat Shed/Flowerpot Cres Outfall Stormwater 241,960 33,910

Maps of sample sites

Kingston Beach north

Kingston Beach south

Blackmans Bay Blowhole Rd stormwater

Blackmans Bay mid

Blackmans Bay south