Wet weather alert: avoid contact with flood waters, creeks, stormwater drains and recreational water sites


With wet weather forecast to continue across the region, Redlands Coast residents are urged to avoid contact with flood waters, creeks, stormwater drains and even recreational water sites where unexpected hazards and an elevated level of bacteria could be present.

Low levels of enterococci bacteria and other hazards are often found in waterways, with risks and elevated bacterial levels often higher during and after heavy rainfall.

Council’s routine recreational water monitoring program has identified elevated levels of bacteria at a number of sites throughout Redlands Coast. Officers will continue to monitor water quality.

For more information about Council’s recreational water monitoring program please visit our Recreational Water Quality webpage.