Pātea River Water Quality
Update 3 February 2023 - The latest water sampling by Taranaki Regional Council shows the river is unsuitable for swimming. Read about the result here.
Harmful bacteria has been detected in the Patea River affecting 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.
Don’t forget to check the water quality of all your favourite Taranaki swimming spots before you jump in. You can see the latest results on the Taranaki Regional Council website.