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For more information on the Recreational Waters Pollution Report, see the Frequently Asked Questions. Detailed information on each of the sampling sites can be found on the Sampling Location Information page. This site also contains an Archive of previous reports.
This page is updated every Friday*. Questions about the Recreational Waters Pollution Report should be directed to the Guam EPA laboratory. The laboratory can be reached at 475-1658, or send e-mail to Veronica Cummings Gutierrez at email@example.com.
For more information, please also visit USEPA Beach Program, the USEPA Office of Water Beach page, or the Natural Resources Defense Council's Testing the Waters 2002 on the Web.
* Adjustments are made during official holidays.
July 8, 2005
Contact: Environmental Monitoring and Analytical Services Division at 475-1656/8
Number of beach closures: 1
ATTENTION: West Hagåtña Bay waters from Paseo to the public parking adjacent to Diamond Auto are closed until further notice by order of the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) due to a leak in the Agana Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall.
Number of beach advisories: 5
The results of samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, July 7, 2005, show that the following recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:
The public is advised not to swim or wade within 400 yards of polluted waters. This advisory is in effect until subsequent samples are analyzed and show bacteriological concentrations to be within acceptable standards. No harvesting or consumption of seaweed, fish or marine organisms is allowed at Tanguisson Beach.
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.
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