Factsheet: What do the swim icons mean?

This section describes in detail how the data from the monitoring results are assigned a green, orange or red swim icon. 

Weekly monitoring table 

overall bacterial risk table

 Special status table


For sites where potentially toxic algae are monitored, the table below shows how the swim icons are assigned.

weekly monitoring - toxic algae table


More information

  • Faecal indicator bacteria (Enterococci and E. coli) factsheet
  • Potentially toxic algae factsheet
  • Recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand factsheet