Looking for a clean beach to swim at in Hobart? Beach Watch is a collaborative monitoring program between councils and state government. It runs from the start of December to the end of March each year and we publish weekly water quality results for public information. Water samples are collected each Tuesday from the start of December to the end of March and analysed for the faecal indicator bacteria Enterococci using the Enterolert method at the Public Health Laboratories. Because the samples must be cultured, it takes several days to publish the results.