Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui
|Date Tested||Water Quality||Result Level|
|29 March 2019||- Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk||Enterococci CFU/100ml = 400|
|29 March 2019||- Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines||E.Coli CFU/100mL = 300|
|18 February 2019||- Low health risk||Enterococci CFU/100ml = 66|
|18 February 2019||- Low health risk||E.Coli CFU/100mL = 150|
|22 January 2019||- Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines||Enterococci CFU/100ml = 160|
|22 January 2019||- Low health risk||E.Coli CFU/100mL = 220|
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.
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.