A swimming warming is now in place for the Maraetotara Lagoon, Te Awanga following water sample results this morning
confirming high E.coli levels of over four times above safe swimming guidelines.
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nicholas Jones, said Hastings District Council was
putting up signage in the area and the DHB was continuing to working with them to understand what might be contributing
to the elevated levels.
“Regular water sampling and monitoring will continue and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will also investigate the source
of the contamination.”
Dr Jones urged people to take notice of the warnings and avoid swimming in the lagoon until further notice.