Our test results show the water quality for some swimming spots can be predicted by the water level in the related rivers. To check the quality of your swimming spot before you jump in:

  • Dial our freephone waterline number 0508 435 663
  • Enter the extension number below to hear the current water level
Swimming Spot
Extension number
If the water level is at or below the number listed, water quality should be good for swimming.

Rangitikei River at Mangaweka


 3.46 metres

Rangitikei River at Vinegar Hill


 3.46 metres

Pohangina River at Totara Reserve


 0.8 metres

Manawatu River at Ashhurst Domain


 0.64 metres

Manawatu River at Hopelands Domain (River Rd)


0.68 metres

Manawatu River at Albert Street, Palmerston North


 1.04 metres

Mangatainoka River at S.H. 2 Reserve


 1.9 metres

Mangahao River at Marima Domain


 0.8 metres

Ohau River at swimming spots upstream of S.H. 1.


0.8 metres