Aotea Lagoon

Porirua, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Aotea Lagoon has a paved walkway suitable to all ages and abilities. There is a wide flat paved walkway around the lagoon that takes in the shade house, gardens, duck and wild fowl pond, playground, picnic and barbeque areas and a small fishing jetty. Children love riding their bikes and scooters, and it is an ideal place to let your toddlers loose in a safe environment. Aotea Lagoon is also ideal for wheelchair users and parents with prams.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Aotea Lagoon is sampled weekly from October 31st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors bacteria levels at 24 freshwater river sites and 61 marine water coastal sites. Twenty sites are in the Kapiti Coast District, 15 in Porirua City, 15 in Hutt City, 22 in Wellington City, and 5 are in Wairarapa.

The monitoring program runs from November to March. Sites are tested at weekly for a minimum of 20 weeks.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

If the beach is located near a waste treatment plant, E.coli levels are also monitored.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

In order to determine the suitability of recreational water for swimming the Greater Wellington Regional Council looks at sample results as well at the grade a beach has been given. Beaches are given a grade, from A to D, based on the qualitative assessment of the susceptibility of a recreational site to faecal contamination (Sanitary Inspection Category (SIC)) AND historical water quality test results.

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WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Aotea Lagoon

Porirua, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Aotea Lagoon has a paved walkway suitable to all ages and abilities. There is a wide flat paved walkway around the lagoon that takes in the shade house, gardens, duck and wild fowl pond, playground, picnic and barbeque areas and a small fishing jetty. Children love riding their bikes and scooters, and it is an ideal place to let your toddlers loose in a safe environment. Aotea Lagoon is also ideal for wheelchair users and parents with prams.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Aotea Lagoon is sampled weekly from October 31st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors bacteria levels at 24 freshwater river sites and 61 marine water coastal sites. Twenty sites are in the Kapiti Coast District, 15 in Porirua City, 15 in Hutt City, 22 in Wellington City, and 5 are in Wairarapa.

The monitoring program runs from November to March. Sites are tested at weekly for a minimum of 20 weeks.

The council issues an amber alert if a single sample level of enterococci are greater than 140 units / 100 ml of water. Daily testing would occur to determine if the problem is ongoing. When two consecutive results show Enterococci levels higher than 280 units /100ml of water warnings are posted. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

If the beach is located near a waste treatment plant, E.coli levels are also monitored.

Pulse Energy updates Swim Guide for the latest water quality information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach has a GREEN current status in Swim Guide when it has met the water quality standard of <140 enterococci/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN.

A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when samples exceed the water quality criteria of >140 enterococci/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED alert.

A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

In order to determine the suitability of recreational water for swimming the Greater Wellington Regional Council looks at sample results as well at the grade a beach has been given. Beaches are given a grade, from A to D, based on the qualitative assessment of the susceptibility of a recreational site to faecal contamination (Sanitary Inspection Category (SIC)) AND historical water quality test results.

A: Sample 95 percentile =

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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