Piha Lagoon has been unsafe for swimming for the whole 2015/16 summer.
Auckland Council tests water samples from seventy(70) sites around Auckland. Testing ceases at the end of summer(31st March) and for the whole summer the five(5) West Coast Beach fresh water locations tested above 100 E.coli.100ml. They are Bethells Lagoon, Karekare Carpark, Karekare Lagoon, Piha North Lagoon and Piha South Lagoon. Piha South Lagoon has been recorded UNSAFE for the entire summer.
Piha R&R are fighting hard with Auckland Council to resolve the pollution issue in the Piha Lagoons. Please forward any comments to us by Email.
The tables below are extracted from the latest test results that show the E.coli count still being unsafe for swimming. The Councils “Warning Level” is 260 E.coli/100ml and the “Unsafe (Red Alert)” level is 550 E.coli/100ml. See the test results HERE
|Piha South Lagoon||Tuesday 24 November||E.coli/100ml||1800||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Friday 04 December||E.coli/100ml||680||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Tuesday 08 December||E.coli/100ml||600||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 13 January||E.coli/100ml||1100||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 27 January||E.coli/100ml||810||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 03 February||E.coli/100ml||2400||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 10 February||E.coli/100ml||760||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 24 February||E.coli/100ml||930||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 02 March||E.coli/100ml||720||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 09 March||E.coli/100ml||6900||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Wednesday 16 March||E.coli/100ml||2200||Unsafe|
|Piha South Lagoon||Monday 21 March||E.coli/100ml||1500||Unsaf|
|Piha South Lagoon||Tuesday 29 March||E.coli/100ml||6100||Unsafe|