Water quality

Surface water samples are taken at a number of sites in the Floating Harbour. Weekly readings at Bathurst Basin were resumed in July 2023, three years after they were restarted at other sites in the Floating Harbour following COVID-19.

The latest readings for selected sites are available on the Bristol City Council webpage on water quality.

If E-Coli levels go above 5,000 cfu/100ml at the Baltic Wharf site or across all other sites, the Council will post a warning notice on its website (link above). The Council advises that individuals avoid using the harbour during this time. They will conduct daily testing until levels improve.

Before testing resumed at Bathurst Basin, we raised this issue with the City Council and Central Ward counsellors: more details.

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