Taking the plunge: Recreational water quality guidelines
Cris Hickey and Christine Cowie
New South Wales Public Health Bulletin
14(8) 177 - 180
Published: 01 August 2003
During the 1980s, the profile of recreational water quality at Sydney’s beaches caused concern among Sydneysiders. Monitoring of recreational water quality indicated that most Sydney beaches had poor water quality, and this condition was attributed to the disposal of partially-treated sewage at cliff-face discharges. An epidemiological study conducted in 1989–1990 attempted to determine the prevalence of disease that might have been attributed to the water quality at the time.
Full text doi:10.1071/NB03051
© NSW Department of Health 2003