No swimming in Patea River until further notice - LIFTED
This notice is now lifted, and swimming is possible in the Pātea River.
Harmful bacteria has been detected in the Patea River effecting recreational swimming holes running through King Edward Park and Windsor Park.
Water contact may be harmful to humans and animals.
Signage advising people of the risk has been erected at the river.
The elevated bacteria levels are likely a result of the rain we have had recently and are expected to drop back to usual safe levels naturally over time.
Visit the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) website if you're thinking about swimming in the Pātea River to see the most up to date water quality testing and results for right across our region.
Director Environmental Services