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Water Quality - Gisborne to Wainui

Waimata River

Date TestedWater QualityResult Level
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
28 August 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 8.2
28 August 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 23
8 August 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 92
8 August 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 640
7 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 190
7 August 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 460
26 July 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 38
26 July 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 38
27 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 120
27 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 410
17 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 96
17 June 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 200
15 June 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 110
15 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 330
12 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3600
12 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 5400
11 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 3100
11 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 5100
10 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines Enterococci CFU/100ml = 150
10 June 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 300
8 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 1300
8 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 2700
7 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 2900
7 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 6000
6 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 490
6 June 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 8.2
5 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 890
5 June 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 1600
23 May 2018 - Stop - the water poses an unacceptable health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 560
23 May 2018 - Caution - increased health risk, exceeds health guidelines E.Coli CFU/100mL = 390
19 April 2018 - Low health risk Enterococci CFU/100ml = 98
19 April 2018 - Low health risk E.Coli CFU/100mL = 150

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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