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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Waimata River

Date TestedWater QualityResult 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
21 December 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 330
21 December 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 480
27 November 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 820
27 November 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 690
24 October 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 100
24 October 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 34
25 September 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 31
25 September 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 310

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.

CFU water table results26

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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