Agana Pool will remain closed until further notice

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The Agana Pool was closed so that the Guam Environmental Protection Agency can perform water quality tests.

The Agaña Pool will remain closed until further notice following the results of tests
conducted by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA).

GEPA samples of Free Residual Chlorine indicate levels at 8.6 to 11.0 parts per million.

Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) acceptable levels of Free Residual Chlorine are between 2.0 to 4.0 ppm but not to exceed 5.0 ppm.

Water samples also tested positive for coliform, but tested negative for E. coli.

“We are working with Public Health and Guam EPA to conduct further assessments on the pool. We appreciate the public’s patience and apologize for any convenience this has caused. The safety of all our pool patrons is our top priority,” said Richard Ybanez, director of Department of Parks and Recreation.

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READ the release from Parks and Rec in FULL below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2020

Hagåtña, Guam – The Agaña Pool will remain closed until further notice following the results of tests conducted by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA).

GEPA samples of Free Residual Chlorine indicate levels at 8.6 to 11.0 parts per million. Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) acceptable levels of Free Residual Chlorine are between 2.0 to
4.0 ppm but not to exceed 5.0 ppm. Water samples also tested positive for coliform, but tested negative for E. coli.

“We are working with Public Health and Guam EPA to conduct further assessments on the pool. We appreciate the public’s patience and apologize for any convenience this has caused. The safety of all our pool patrons is our top priority,” said Richard Ybanez, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation.