April 5, 2019 – Beach Advisories: 5
The results of 43 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on April 4, 2019, identified that the following recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:
Agat: Bangi Beach
Merizo: Merizo Pier – Mamaon Channel
Talofofo: Talofofo Bay
Swimming, fishing or playing in unsafe waters may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats or diarrhea. It may also result in more serious illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, or severe gastroenteritis. Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems have a greater chance of getting sick when they come in contact with contaminated water.