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Thursday 3 December 2015

Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in the first Beachwatch testing this season.

Most of our beaches in the Bega Valley Shire received the highest rating possible, with results showing less than 41 Enterococci colony forming units (CFU) per 100ml of water.

Even though four of our beaches received a ‘fair’ rating, they are all still suitable to swim in.

The threshold for water not suitable for swimming is more than 201 enterococci CFU/100ml.

Beachgoers can swim and play with confidence, knowing that the Sapphire Coast still offers some of the cleanest beaches in NSW.

To view the most recent samples, taken on the 30 November 2015, click here.

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