Water quality monitoring

Latest water quality monitoring results and graphs

Water quality monitoring is conducted at five locations along the Georges River. Monitoring data from three of the sites is provided in the water quality graph. The graph shows rainfall patterns and turbidity levels (i.e. the amount of muddiness). This is measured in Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU), which is a measure of particles suspended within the water. The turbidity results are shown agains the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council's (ANZECC) maximum turbidity guidelines.

The turbidity readings are generally well within the ANZECC's maximum turbidity guidelines of 50 NTU.

Because water samples are taken once a month, the water quality spans a three-month period in order to show trends in turbidity results.

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