E-Coli Health Warning for Ohawe Beach
Friday, March 11, 2016
South Taranaki District Council (STDC) regulatory mangaer, Doug Scott has today issued a health warning for Ohawe Beach.
“Routine sampling by the Taranaki Regional Council has found high levels of Escherichia coli (E.coli) at the beach and visitors to the beach should not collect or eat fish and plant life or come into contact with the water,” says Mr Scott.
“Keep your pets away from the water too as they can also be affected,” he says.
The STDC has erected warning signs at the beach.
Further water samples will be taken, and the warning signs will be removed when the levels are considered safe.