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  • Why this status?

    Click here for detailed information on water quality monitoring

    The science

    Water quality information

    LAWA shows the best available water quality information to help you to decide where to swim.  The  water quality of swimming sites in the Wellington region is determined by predictive models and water quality monitoring.

    Predicted risk status

    Current E. coli status

    The predicted risk status is updated twice daily (6 am and 12 noon) so you can see the current water quality status for this site.

    Reminder

    Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip.

    Conditions may have changed

    There has been significant rain since this site was last sampled. This may have affected the water quality at this site.

    Potentially toxic algae can rapidly bloom to harmful levels, and not all freshwater sites are monitored for toxic algae. Play it safe — if you can see toxic algal blooms in rivers or lakes, avoid contact or choose another site to swim.

    What do the icons mean?

    Suitable for swimming – The current predicted or monitored result is that this site has a low health risk and is likely to meet national water quality guidelines for swimming.
    Caution advised – The current prediction is that this site has a low health risk, however the predicted risk is slightly elevated so there may be an increased risk of illness for young children and older people. If potentially toxic algae blooms are present, avoid contact.
    Unsuitable for swimming – The current predicted or monitored result indicates that this site has a high health risk and is unlikely to meet national water quality guidelines for swimming.
    Not available – Data temporarily unavailable.

    Summer season monitoring history

    The water quality monitoring results are shown in the graph(s) below.  Here you can see how often this site met swimming water quality guidelines at the time of sampling.  The latest monitoring result shown may differ from the predicted risk status displayed, this is because the predicted risk status takes into account other factors such as the amount of rain forecast to provide today's risk status.

    • Samples this season
    • Samples from last 5 years
    E. coli sampling graph
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    • View as donut

    Long-term grade information

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    What do the long-term grade icons mean?

    Excellent – The estimated risk of Campylobacter infection has a <0.1% occurrence, 95% of the time.
    95th percentile of E. coli / 100 mL is <= 130.
    Good – The estimated risk of Campylobacter infection has a 0.1 - 1% occurrence, 95% of the time.
    95th percentile of E. coli / 100 mL is > 130 and <= 260.
    Fair – The estimated risk of Campylobacter infection has a 1 - 5% occurrence, 95% of the time.
    95th percentile of E. coli / 100 mL is > 260 and <= 540.
    National bottom line: 95th percentile: 540
    Poor – The estimated risk of Campylobacter infection has a >5% occurrence, at least 5% of the time.
    95th percentile of E. coli / 100 mL is > 540.
    Not available – There were not enough data to determine the long-term grade at this site.
  • What about my dog?

    Information about toxic algae

    Dog owners
  • What's at this site?

    Find out all recreational activities and facilities at this site

    Activities & facilities

    Site suitable for these activities and has these facilities

    Our lakes, rivers, and beaches are great natural playgrounds but they can be unpredictable.  Be aware of other potential risks such as rips, strong currents, sudden drop offs, or underwater objects before jumping in.  LAWA recommends that you avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after heavy rainfall and follow the advice of any warning signs in place.

    Activities

    Facilities

How do I get there?

Wellington City Waterfront at Shed 6