Sydney beaches closed for sewage

Parts of two popular beaches in eastern Sydney will be closed for days after fears of sewage contamination.

Lifeguards shut down the southern part of Bronte Beach at 3 p.m. Saturday after a sewer problem caused sewage to overflow into a rock pool.

Waverley Council tweeted Sunday morning that the Bogey Hole at the south end of Bronte Beach had remained closed.

“It will probably remain closed until Tuesday. The rest of Bronte Beach is open if you go today for a swim, ”the council said.

Sydney Water was notified of the incident when a sensor alarm was triggered from a sewage line.

“The teams surrendered shortly after to contain the sewer overflow and put up precautionary signage,” a spokesperson said on Saturday.

In another incident, people were evacuated from Redleaf Beach in Double Bay after a blockade in a public washroom just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Sydney Water spokesperson said tests showed no signs of “sewage impact”.

A spokeswoman for Woollahra City Council told NCA NewsWire on Sunday that the Murray Rose Pool would remain closed over the long weekend.

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