GEPA: 33 of 43 recreational waters polluted

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The results of 43 samples taken by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency on September 30, 2021, identified that the following 33 recreational waters were polluted above the accepted bacteriological standards:

Agat Bangi Beach
Nimitz Beach
North of Agat Marina, south of Chaligan Creek
Togcha Beach – Agat
Togcha Beach – Cemetery
Togcha Beach – Namo
Asan Adelup Beach Park
Adelup Point Beach (West)
Asan Bay Beach
Chalan Pago Pago Bay
Hagatna Bayside Park

Hagatna Channel – Outrigger Ramp
Padre Palomo Park Beach
West Hagatna Bay – Park
West Hagatna Bay – West Storm Drain

Inarajan Bay
Inarajan Pool

Merizo Merizo Pier – Mamaon Channel
Piti Family Beach
Piti Bay
Port Authority Beach
Santos Memorial
Talofofo Bay

Tamuning Dungca’s Beach

Dungca’s Beach – Sleepy Lagoon
East Hagåtña Bay – Alupang Tower Beach
East Hagåtña Bay – Trinchera Beach
Gun Beach
Naton Beach – Matapang Beach Park
Naton Beach – San Vitores

Umatac Toguan Bay
Umatac Bay
Yona Tagachang Beach

 

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.

The Recreational Waters Pollution Report is compiled by Guam EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Analytical Services (EMAS) Division. Guam EPA has performed this community service weekly since 1974.

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