Torquay sewage spill update 2

Full test results have confirmed that contamination from the sewage spill in Taylor Park, Torquay is confined to just 1 of the 5 ponds.

Elevated levels of E. coli were recorded in the pond in excess of 2,400,000 organisms / 100 mL (acceptable levels are less than 1000 organisms / 100 mL).

Elevated levels of ammonia were also recorded in the pond (20 mg/L, compared to expected levels of approximately 0.1 mg/L).

This pond has now been emptied to remove the risk to park users.

The levels of E. coli and ammonia in the other 4 ponds were all well within expected norms.

Signs will remain in place as a precaution until confirmation results are received.

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