Draft swimmability targets for Nelson’s medium sized river

Nelson City Council has set draft targets for E.coli levels in our medium sized (fourth order) rivers. These include the Whangamoa, Wakapuaka, Maitai and Roding Rivers. We are required to do this under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

Nelson’s Draft Target is that 100% of our fourth order rivers continue to be swimmable, i.e. meet national primary contact E.coli limits.

Further details about these targets can be found the report ‘Regional information for setting draft targets for swimmable lakes and rivers (3.9MB PDF)'.