WAGGA council has urged the community against using Lake Albert after the discovery of increased levels of bacteria.
Council’s manager of environment and city compliance Mark Gardiner said signs had been erected around the lake informing users of the detection.
“Residents are warned against coming in contact or ingesting the water, until the bacteria levels decrease,” he said.
“Staff will continue to monitor bacteria levels and update advisory signs as appropriate.”
The advice will remain in place over the weekend while the latest samples are tested, he said. Readings for blue-green algae and bacteria levels are published online at wagga.nsw.gov.au/waterquality