Beach Report – the causes of water pollution
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Beach Report – the causes of water pollution


Our beaches and swimming spots are
usually good for swimming, but can sometimes become polluted. Why is that? Stormwater run-off is the most common way. During and after rainfall, stormwater
washes things like chemicals, faeces and rubbish into our bays and rivers. Children, older people and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk of illness from polluted water. Before you enjoy our many great swimming spots this summer remember to check the water quality from your mobile. Simply visit yarraandbay.vic.gov.au or check the EPA Twitter.

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