Use this map to find monitored locations and their current water quality. You can zoom pan the map for details. Or see below for a list of locations.
Certain conditions inherently increase the risk of getting sick and/or contracting infections in the course of water-based recreational activities. Reduce your risk by:
- Avoiding areas where stormwater outlets discharge to watercourses
- Avoiding areas with high runoff from intensive agriculture
- Not swimming during and for up to three days following heavy rainfall
Unlikely to be contaminated
Increased risk of illness/infection through contact with water
Significant risk of illness/infection through contact with water
Sites that have been sampled for at least five years have a Suitability for Recreation Grade (SFRG). The SFRG gives an indication for the general suitability of a beach for contact recreation. Apart from the microbiological results obtained through sampling, the analysis includes a risk assessment based on land use in the vicinity of the site. Sites close to areas of intensive agriculture and urban sites receive lower grades.
See SFRGs for swimming locations in Marlborough
Note: sites marked with two asterisks (**) are new sites and are as yet ungraded.