Current Beach Report

Friday, August 26, 2016

Number of beach advisories: 19

The results of 44 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, August 25, 2016, identified that the following recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:

HAGATNA

Padre Palomo Park Beach, Hagåtña Channel, Hagåtña Bayside Park, West Hagatna Bay – Park, West Hagatna Bay – West Storm Drain

ASAN

Asan Bay Beach

PITI

Piti Bay, Santos Memorial Park

AGAT

Togcha Beach – Agat Park Beach, Togcha Beach – near Southern Christian Academy, Bangi Beach, Nimitz Beach

UMATAC

Umatac Bay, Toguan Bay

MERIZO

Merizo Pier at Mamaon Channel

INARAJAN

Inarajan Bay

TALOFOFO

Talofofo Bay, Togcha Bay

CHALAN PAGO-ORDOT

Pago Bay
Questions about the Recreational Waters Pollution Report should be directed to Monitoring section at 671.300.4751/89.  
Swimming, fishing or playing in unsafe waters may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats or diarrhea. It might 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.
The Recreational Waters Pollution Report is compiled by Guam EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Analytical Services Division. Since 1974, Guam EPA has performed this community service weekly. The Environmental Monitoring and Analytical Services Division takes water samples of 44 recreational beaches every Thursday* and analyzes the samples for concentrations of the enterococcus bacteria indicator. Advisories are based on an instantaneous standard of not greater than 104 enterococci/100 ml and a geometric mean standard of not greater than 35 enterococci/100 ml. *Adjustments are made during official holidays.