Waikato Regional Council measures bacteria levels in the water at our sites around the edge of Lake Taupō. E. coli bacteria is a useful indicator of the health risk for human contact recreation activities, such as swimming or water skiing.
We also measure chlorophyll a, Secchi depth, total phosphorus and total nitrogen at the deep water sampling site near the middle of the lake. We do this to monitor the whole lake’s water quality long-term, and its suitabiliity for plants and animals to live in.
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Private Bag 3038 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240 Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401
Private Bag 3038 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240
Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401