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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. 


People in the surf

Swimming water quality results

Weekly results for the beach water and freshwater quality testing programme 2014-15.

Whale Bay

About our monitoring

A guide to our swimming water quality monitoring for summer 2014-15.

Coastal sampling

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.

Stream at Langs Beach

What's being done?

Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.

Reports

Previous results

Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.

NZ Map

Around New Zealand

Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.