Health Warnings Lifted – Kaupokonui, Waingongoro and Opunake Lake

Health Warnings Lifted – Kaupokonui, Waingongoro and Opunake Lake

Friday, April 01, 2016

Health Warnings Lifted – Kaupokonui, Waingongoro and Opunake Lake

South Taranaki District Council regulatory services manager, Doug Scott, says health warnings for Kaupokonui River mouth, Waingongoro River mouth and Opunake Lake have all been lifted.

Testing by the Taranaki Regional Council has found that levels of blue-green algal bloom (Cyanobacteria), at the mouth of the Waingongoro River AND Escherichia coli (E-coli) at Kaupokonui River mouth and Opunake Lake have returned to normal.

Warnings signs for these locations have been removed.