EPA continues water quality monitoring at Whittakers Creek

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to monitor the water quality within Whittakers Creek and has undertaken further sampling after heavy rain in the area of the Brou landfill, just north of Narooma.

NSW EPA Manager Regional Operations South and West Nigel Sargent said in response to community concerns the EPA is investigating whether the water quality of Whittakers Creek is being impacted by the Brou landfill.

“After two days of heavy rain, EPA officers conducted a comprehensive sediment and water quality sampling program, involving the collection of over 40 water and sediment samples at a number of locations, including Whittakers Creek and in a dam below the landfill on March 6,” Mr Sargent said.

“The samples will be analysed at OEH laboratories for a range of pollutants.”

Mr Sargent said results from water samples taken in November and December last year showed water quality in the Whittakers Creek was non-toxic to the local environment.

“These results were positive for the community, however we want to be sure that the water quality is not being impacted which is why we have undertaken further water sampling in the area,” he said.

“We should get sample results back before the end of the month and will provide further information then.”

If anyone has concerns about water pollution, they can report it to the EPA’s Environment Line on 131 555.

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