CHRISTCHURCH: Can I Swim Here?

Publish Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 8:46AM

CHRISTCHURCH: Can I Swim Here?

Publish Date
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 8:46AM

Win a picnic hamper this summer thanks to Environment Canterbury!

Newstalk ZB’s Canterbury Mornings with Chris Lynch is celebrating summer with Environment Canterbury and we have your chance to win a picnic hamper this week!

Canterbury has plenty of great rivers, lakes and beaches to swim in but it’s important to check the water quality before you swim.

It’s easy to find out before you head out, by checking the water quality at swim sites near you here 

Environment Canterbury has science teams who regularly monitor the water quality in over 100 of our region’s favourite rivers, lakes and beaches. The results are then updated on the LAWA site every Friday, just in time for the weekend.

Water quality changes day by day, so it also helps to keep an eye out for toxic bacteria in lakes and rivers, in order to prevent any unwanted reactions.

Just Google “Can I swim here” before your next swim and you’ll be sorted.

Tune into Canterbury Mornings on 100.1 FM between 9am and 12pm this week, answer the ‘Can I swim here’ question and you could win one of 6 picnic hampers!