Some parts of Acacia Bay deemed safe for swimming

Signage will be removed from the northern part of Lake Taupo's Acacia Bay following the results of water sampling taken yesterday after a wastewater overflow. 

However, a temporary health warning and signage will remain in the southern part of the bay, and by the boat ramp, due to elevated bacterial levels.  More sampling will be taken today with results due tomorrow. 

Chief executive Gareth Green said today's results showed samples taken at the stormwater outlet off Wily Terrace, and north and south of the site, were all under the limits set by public health for recreational swimming, allowing for the temporary health warning to be lifted in those areas. 

However, samples taken from the next bay further south and at the boat ramp were showing elevated levels so the warning and signage will remain in place at this time. 

10 January 2018 

Lisa NairneCommunications manager 07 376 0762 027 839 8410

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