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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Waimata River

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
19 April 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 98
19 April 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 150
18 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 130
18 March 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 310
16 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 96
16 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 590
15 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 430
15 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1500
14 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2600
14 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 3700
13 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 7800
13 March 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 9700
15 February 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 240
15 February 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 480
17 January 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 34
17 January 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 38
8 December 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 120
8 December 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 140
10 November 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 56
10 November 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 96
13 October 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 20
13 October 2017 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 44
9 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 34
9 September 2017 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 270
5 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 110
5 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1100
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 480
4 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2000
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2500
2 September 2017 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 6100

Testing frequency and reading levels

We monitor the Waimata River water quality monthly all year round, with samples taken from Grant Road.

During heavy rain the river can become highly sedimented and contaminated from the agricultural run-off upstream.

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About Waimata River

The Waimata River travels through Gisborne city from a large catchment area to the north.

The river is popular for kayaking, canoeing, waka ama and fishing.

Waimata River

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