Story: Water quality

Wainuiomata toilet

Wainuiomata toilet

The Last Chance Toilet is at Wainuiomata, near Wellington. Preventing human waste entering waterways in National Parks is an important way to stop the spread of disease and the contamination of drinking water.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/0376/13a
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Problem plants and microbes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016