The graph shows the percent of samples from coastal bathing beaches around the region that met or exceeded our guidelines for excellent, satisfactory or unsatisfactory water quality for contact recreation.
We produce a ‘pass rate’ for water quality for contact recreation such as swimming, by measuring levels of the faecal bacteria called enterococci.
The pass rate is determined by comparing results with our guidelines for contact recreation, which are based on national guidelines.
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Private Bag 3038 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240
Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401