Titahi Bay water quality 2021

This page is a pilot. We are currently working on how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region. SamplingFrom the 31 March 2021, this schedule will be fortnightly and only at Toms Beach Road. Any significant change in results will trigger a detailed investigation. The regular sampling programme may be supplemented by one-off sampling in accordance with resource consent conditions, should we experience an incident with the network or the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant.   Read more

Titahi Bay water quality

Update 6 January 2021We won’t be updating this page while we work through how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region. Update 29 OctoberPlease visit the LAWA sites below for the latest recreational water quality data.   Read more

Ōwhiro Bay water sampling 2021

This page is a pilot. We are currently working on how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region. Sampling date
Location
(cfu/100mL)

Indicator organism
Type 

21/04/2021
 Ōwhiro Stream Landfill
 164
 E. coli
 Global Stormwater Consent testing 

 
 Ōwhiro Stream Parade
 758
 E. coli
 

 
 Ōwhiro Bay Beach
 110
 Enteroccoci
 

 
 Ōwhiro Bay Beach
 130
 Enteroccoci
Recreational Bathing (Fortnightly)

08/04/2021
 Ōwhiro Stream Mouth
 130
 E. coli
 

 
 Ōwhiro Stream Mouth 50m east
 100
 E.   Read more

Ōwhiro Bay water quality

Update 6 January 2021We won’t be updating this page while we work through how we present information about water quality monitoring for the Wellington region. Update 29 October 2020Alongside the Ōwhiro Bay Community we’ve developed the second edition of WorkStream, our regular report that captures the activity and sampling results in Ōwhiro Bay. Take a look at WorkStream Issue 2. All data below is from a Sanitary Survey and remedial work undertaken by Wellington Water from December 2019-September 2020.   Read more

More about our water quality testing - Titahi Bay

What we measureWe measure the number of enterococci bacteria in coastal water.  

Enterococci are bacteria that naturally occur in the gut of humans and animals as well as birds, fish and reptiles. In water used for swimming and other recreation, low counts of enterococci are acceptable, but too much contamination can cause gastroenteritis or infections of ears, eyes, nasal cavity, skin, and the upper respiratory tract.   Read more

More about our water quality testing - Ōwhiro Bay

What we measureWe measure the number of enterococci bacteria in coastal water.  

Enterococci are bacteria that naturally occur in the gut of humans and animals as well as birds, fish and reptiles. In water used for swimming and other recreation, low counts of enterococci are acceptable, but too much contamination can cause gastroenteritis or infections of ears, eyes, nasal cavity, skin, and the upper respiratory tract.   Read more