Friday, September 23, 2016
Number of beach advisories: 23
The results of 44 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, September 22, 2016, identified that the following recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:
TAMUNING: East Hagåtña Bay – Trinchera Beach
HAGATNA: Hagåtña Channel – Outrigger Ramp, Hagåtña Bayside Park, West Hagåtña Bay – Park, West Hagåtña Bay – West Storm Drain
ASAN: Adelup Point Beach (West), Asan Bay Beach
PITI: Piti Bay, Santos Memorial Park
AGAT: Togcha Beach – near Namo River, 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 Pool, Inarajan Bay
TALOFOFO: Talofofo Bay, First Beach, Togcha Bay
CHALAN PAGO: 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.