NZers warned to check water quality before swimming

Beaches - like this pristine spot in Abel Tasman - are more likely to be safe from bacteria than rivers, lakes, estuaries and lagoons - but people should still check and take care if there has been heavy rains recently. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

Scientists are reminding people to check the water quality of beaches, estuaries, lagoons and rivers before they swim this summer. Land Air and Water spokesperson, scientist Anna Madarasz-Smith, assured RNZ’s┬áSummer Report┬áthat New Zealand’s roughly 740 recreational swimming spots were largely safe to swim in, but warned that could change quickly with wet weather. “You get […]

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