Matarangi Ratepayers Association have commissioned a water test on the airfield lake to determine the water quality.
The level of ecoli per 100 ml of water that determines water to be too risky to swim in is 5%. Our test result has returned a level of 23% .
We wish to advise that swimming or other recreational activities in this lake pose an extreme risk of infection and must be avoided. MRAI are working with the owners and TCDC to address these issues that will include an ongoing water quality testing programme, and suitable signage advising the public of the water quality issues.
MRAI will provide updates once more information comes to hand. We strongly recommend that this lake should not be used at all until further notice.
Mark Bedford Chair Matarangi Ratepayers Association