Water qual­ity read­ings posted online

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

As peo­ple hit their favourite beach and river spots this sum­mer lo­cal au­thor­i­ties will be keep­ing a close eye on water qual­ity.

Dur­ing the bathing sea­son water qual­ity is mon­i­tored at 20 river sites and 61 beach sites across the Welling­ton re­gion.

Re­sults are posted on Greater Welling­ton’s web­site gw.govt.nz/ on-the-beaches, us­ing a traf­fic light sys­tem. The health risk is de­ter­mined from the num­ber of bac­te­ria found in water sam­ples. A green light means low risk.

Most beaches and river spots are fine most of the time but Greater Welling­ton ad­vises wait­ing at least 48 hours af­ter heavy rain be­fore tak­ing a dip.

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