Beach water quality signs come down at Kohimarama
5 February 2004
Beach water quality signs
come down at
Water quality tests conducted yesterday give Kohimarama beach the all clear and warning signs will be removed.
Warning signs will remain at Okahu Bay and St Heliers beaches until two consecutive test results fall within the guidelines for beach water quality set by the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Health.
Today's results for Okahu Bay and St. Heliers Bay were 10 enterococci/100ml and 63 enterococci/100ml. If tomorrow's results are once again below 280, signs for these beaches will also be removed.
Auckland City will continue to monitor water quality of the closed beaches on a daily basis. Test results can be accessed anytime by calling 0800 SAFESWIM (0800 72 33 79), or by visiting the Auckland City Safeswim website.
As a general rule, people should NOT swim for 48 hours after heavy rainfall because stormwater and wet weather sewerage overflows are the two main sources of beach water pollution at urban beaches. Local streams may also not be safe after heavy rain.