Find out about water quality of lakes and rivers in your region and nationally. Find out what water is used for and how much. Find the best place to swim. See the interactive maps on the LAWA website.
Lake water quality
River water quality
You can also find out how much water is being used and for what.
Can I swim here
Find the best places to swim over the summer months [LAWA website]
Select a site to find out more on the water quality, what facilities are available, and other helpful information.
Updated throughout the day, LAWA shows the latest water quality results for hundreds of recreational sites throughout Aotearoa.
LAWA is a partnership between New Zealand's regional and unitary councils, the Cawthron Institute and Ministry for the Environment. It has been supported by the Tindall Foundation and Massey University.