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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Sponge Bay

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
20 October 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7
21 September 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
24 August 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.6
25 July 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1.6
26 June 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 23
26 May 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
28 April 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 4.9
29 March 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
14 March 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 58
27 February 2017 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = <1.7

Testing frequency and reading results

We monitor the water quality twice a month in summer and monthly in winter.

CFU water table results22

About Sponge Bay and Tuamotu Island

Sponge Bay is suitable for swimming and surfing.  There's access to Tuamotu Island at low tide. Access to the beach is by steep steps from the car park.

Tuamotu Island is a recognised nationally significant surf break.

Sponge Bay

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