Lake Illawarra water quality get’s top marks

September 5, 2023 9:35 am in by
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Wollongong City Council advises that Lake Illawarra has been given solid marks in the latest water quality report.

Published last week, the Estuary Health & Water Quality Report Card rated the water quality at locations around the lake based on key ecological health indicators set out by the NSW Government.

Lake Illawarra scored ‘very good’ for water clarity and microscopic algae levels at six of eleven sites tested, and ‘good’ at another three. The two remaining sites earned ‘fair’ ratings.

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The sites were tested monthly in the twelve months to April 2023.

Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said the results were expected and welcomed.