Swimming water quality
Important notice regarding water quality results - Friday, 19 December 2014
Due to recent heavy rainfall, high bacteria levels were recorded at a number of swimming sites across the region. As common practice, council recommends not to swim for several days after heavy rain.
Each summer, we test the water quality at a number of Northland’s popular coastal and freshwater swimming spots to check its suitability for swimming.
Testing starts in late November each year and continues through to March the following year.
2014-2015 monitoring programme
The 2014-2015 monitoring programme begins on Monday, 24 November 2014 and will run until mid-March 2015.
Weekly results for the beach water and freshwater quality testing programme 2014-15.
A guide to our swimming water quality monitoring for summer 2014-15.
Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.
Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.
Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.
Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.