The City collects water samples from aquatic facilities on a monthly basis. Aquatic facilities include swimming pools, spas and water playgrounds. Water samples are analysed by Pathwest for the presence of disease causing microorganisms. Substandard water quality can give rise to eye, ear and skin infections as well as gastro-enteritis and in extreme cases, meningitis. Aquatic facilities must comply with the Code of Practice for the design, operation, management and maintenance of aquatic facilities.