Safeswim water quality testing


RiverCare Group has obtained funding from Foundation North to resume water quality testing in the awa. 


This will be a continuation of the testing we were doing with Auckland Council in 2019 / 2020 which was cancelled due to Auckland Council budget cuts caused by Covid-19 impacts. 


Auckland Council has advised us that budget will be available after 1 July to resume their funded testing.


RiverCare funded testing commenced in mid May 2021 with the test results being provided to the SafeSwim team. In addition, the funding received from Foundation North may enable us to supplement the base level testing undertaken by Auckland Council to get the most accurate data we can to build the most reliable SafeSwim computer model possible.


The joint RiverCare - SafeSwim objective is to collect sufficient data to enable the SafeSwim model to be active by summer 2021 / 22, but achieving this is dependent on the number of rain events that occur.

Click here to see our testing locations.

Click here to find out more about the SafeSwim programme.