15 May 2017

E-coli flowing and pristine springs

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:12 pm on 15 May 2017
Te Waikoropupu Springs

Te Waikoropupu Springs Photo: Public Domain

High levels of E-coli have been recorded from water flowing overland near the country's largest freshwater springs.

Te Waikoropupu Springs has some of the clearest waters ever measured on earth. But high levels of E-coli have been recorded from water flowing overland near the country's largest freshwater springs.

Andrew Yuill is the co-applicant with iwi Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu for an unprecedented Water Conservation Order to protect the Takaka Marble Aquifer that feeds the Springs.

He's also the chair of The Friends of Golden Bay, who have done the recent bacterial readings.

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