Beach water quality warning signs down at Okahu
3 March 2004
Beach water quality warning
come down at Okahu Bay
Tests done on Monday of beach water quality give Okahu Bay the all clear. Therefore there is no longer a need for warning signs there.
Auckland City will continue to monitor beach water quality on a weekly basis. The test results for all Auckland city beaches can be accessed anytime by calling 0800 SAFESWIM (0800 72 33 79), or by visiting the Auckland City Safeswim website at www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/safeswim.
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.