Recreation Lagoon temporarily closed to swimmers

16 February 2018

The Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon and beach area has been temporarily closed to swimmers due to recent weather conditions.

“Water quality can be affected at times when there is dense cloud cover and/or heavy rain,” Darwin Waterfront Corporation General Manager, Sam Burke said.

“It appears that Darwin’s current monsoonal conditions have caused a temporary decline in the lagoon’s water quality.”

“The Corporation undertakes regular water quality monitoring which allows us to quickly identify any impact the weather may have on the water quality within the lagoon.”

“Daily testing will be undertaken in order to monitor conditions and the lagoon will reopen when water quality is returned to a high standard.”

“The Darwin Waterfront Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest environmental practices to protect the users of the lagoon and the marine environment.”

Regular tests are undertaken in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council Standards and Department of Health Guidelines.

The Recreation Lagoon’s flushing system continuously pumps fresh sea water resulting in the water being turned over approximately every seven days which will help to improve water quality quickly.

The public will be advised when the Recreation Lagoon is reopened. Until then please heed all signs while ongoing testing is undertaken.

The Wave Lagoon remains open every day from 10am to 6pm, and standard entry fees apply.

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