Akatarawa River at Hutt Confluence

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

This site is located along the lower Akatarawa River, where it meets the Hutt River. The Akatarawa River features many deep swimming pools, making it popular amongst locals.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 25th, 2019. Swim Guide NZ 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

Akatarawa River at Hutt Confluence is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors bacteria levels at 24 freshwater river sites. Four of the sites are located in the Kapiti Coast District, 7 in the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata, and 12 in the Wairarapa.

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

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and toxic algae blooms. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of E.coli are greater than 260 units / 100 ml of water. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

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 <260 E.coli/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 >260 E.coli/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.

A swim site is also marked RED if cyanobacteria (toxic algae) levels exceed 15,000 cells/ml in single sample OR more than 1.8mm³/litre.

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

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Akatarawa River at Hutt Confluence

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on March 25th, 2019. Swim Guide NZ 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:   

This site is located along the lower Akatarawa River, where it meets the Hutt River. The Akatarawa River features many deep swimming pools, making it popular amongst locals.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Akatarawa River at Hutt Confluence is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors bacteria levels at 24 freshwater river sites. Four of the sites are located in the Kapiti Coast District, 7 in the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata, and 12 in the Wairarapa.

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

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and toxic algae blooms. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly. Beaches with elevated levels of bacteria are tested more regularly.

The council issues an AMBER alert if a single sample level of E.coli are greater than 260 units / 100 ml of water. Signs will also be posted at beaches and until water levels return to a safe level.

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 <260 E.coli/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 >260 E.coli/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.

A swim site is also marked RED if cyanobacteria (toxic algae) levels exceed 15,000 cells/ml in single sample OR more than 1.8mm³/litre.

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

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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