Water pollution watchdog advises swimmers to avoid Kiama beaches

Stormwater being pumped out to sea at Bombo Beach. Picture: Rebecca Fist
Stormwater being pumped out to sea at Bombo Beach. Picture: Rebecca Fist

Swimmers and surfers have been advised to avoid Kiama beaches from Jones Beach, Kiama Downs to Werri Beach, Gerringong.

NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage’s Beachwatch app warned residents “pollution is likely, avoid swimming” at all four checkpoints in Kiama including Jones Beach, Bombo Beach, Surf Beach.

The warning comes from rainfall data used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Illawarra region, including Kiama.

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