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Water Quality - Coast Beaches

Pouawa

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
15 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
5 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 310
18 May 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
2 May 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.6
18 April 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
3 April 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
19 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
8 March 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
22 February 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 6.6

Testing frequency and reading levels

We monitor Pouawa Beach water quality every 2 weeks throughout the year.

CFU water table results7

About Pouawa Beach

The site we monitor is between the marine reserve and the summer camping sites.

Golden sand and rocky outcrops make this beach popular for swimming, diving and fishing.

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve is at the northern end of the beach. Marine life is totally protected in this reserve which covers 2450 hectares from Pouawa to the Waimoko River mouth and 3.5kms offshore. It was established in 1999 in partnership with Department of Conservation and Ngāti Konohi.

Pouawa is a popular camping area in summer. For more information on camping

Pouawa Beach

Pouawa Beach

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