Three Melbourne Beaches Still A Gastro Risk With Poor Water Quality

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Three Melbourne Beaches Still A Gastro Risk With Poor Water Quality

The weather in Melbourne is heating up, but you should still be careful if you’re heading to the beach today.

The Environment Protection Authority has marked the water quality at Sandridge, Mordialloc and Frankston Live Saving Club as 'poor' and advised beachgoers to avoid swimming.

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Melbourne’s beaches have been off limits for the past two days due to an increase in faecal matter in the water after Sunday night’s storms. This causes an increases in the risk of gastro or infection for swimmers.

The water at Melbourne’s 33 other beaches has been rated as 'fair'. 

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According to the EPA, "Fair means that recreational water quality is good but could be affected by rainfall particularly if the beach is close to a stormwater outlet"

Swimmers are advised to keep an eye on the EPA's Yarra and Bay website for further updates.

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