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Red flag at 15 Saipan sites

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(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan's west coast recreational beaches and storm drainages every week.

Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria or enterococci that exceeded CNMI marine water quality standards. These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water.

However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns.

Still, to adequately address public health concerns, BECQ has given the following locations a red flag and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise notified:

Tanapag Meeting Hall

AMP Drainage

Drainage #3

Central Repair

Micro Beach

Garapan Beach

Sea Plane Ramp

Hyatt

Saipan World Resort

Outer Cove Marina

Grandvrio

CK District #2 Drain

Smiling Cove Marina

Garapan Fishing Dock

Chalan Laulau

 

 

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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