Swimming is prohibited at Ä€kitio Beach due to high bacterial counts. (Document photo)
Kai Iwi and Akitio beaches have been closed due to high enterococcal results detected.
Horizons had already put out no swimming signs in Ākitio after Tuesday’s sample returned with red results. This was confirmed in his second sample on Wednesday.
A sample of Kaiiwi Beach turned red on Monday and was confirmed again on Wednesday.
The high numbers are according to Kelly Le Quesne, environmental monitoring scientist and leader of swim spot monitoring at Horizons, that rivers and beaches are likely unsuitable for swimming after recent heavy rains, temperature It follows the general warning that you should not be tempted to swim even if the height is high. it was high.
Warnings were repeated to stay away from the water as it is a health risk.
The no-swim warning will remain in place until bacteria levels return to safe levels for swimming.
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