CONCERNS for bacteria levels in the Nowra Marriott Park ponds have subsided after a final water extraction from the second pond has shown favourable results.
After complaints of an unpleasant odour from the three tiered pond, tests showed higher than acceptable bacterial levels in the pond’s second tier.
More tests last week showed bacterial levels in the second tier of the pond were decreasing after Shoalhaven City Council extracted and replaced water following the overflow of sewage into the stormwater pond.
Council water group director Carmel Krogh said after more work on the second pond last week, results showed the extraction process was working.
“We have now stopped work on the pond because we don’t want to stir up any sediment,” said Ms Krogh.
“We will be letting the natural process do the rest of the work which should only take a couple more days,” she said.
Warning signs will be left around the pond until the natural filtering process was complete.