Council’s wastewater team samples the wastewater in Tokoroa and Putāruru every Monday and Tuesday as requested by the Ministry of Health. These samples are sent to ESR laboratories in Christchurch for analysis and results are known within 24 hours.
ESR publishes this on its website.
If there are positive cases within the district, the results will only show a positive if one or more cases are using Council's wastewater reticulation system.
Follow this link for more information about wastewater testing.
Follow this link for the COVID-19 wastewater testing results.