Visitors to Canton Beach are warned against swimming, fishing and recreational activities at Canton Beach following a sewer break on Tuesday, December 22.
Central Coast Council’s alarm system alerted crews to a sewer rising main break in Wattle St in the early hours that day and a crew was dispatched to contain flows being discharged from the break.
Clean-up and repairs were done throughout that day and warning signs put in place advising against swimming until further notice.
Council continues to monitor the area with daily sampling.
There were plans to partially reopen Canton Beach on Friday, January 15, however recent rain has seen water quality readings decline and the area is deemed unsuitable for swimming, fishing and recreational activities.
Heavy rainfall increases the risk of waterways being impacted by pollution due to stormwater run-off, a Council spokesperson said.
Council will provide an update as soon as the area is safe to swim and fish again.