June 16, 2006 – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced that the Division of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at 43 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following:
DPNR-DEP performed water quality analysis at the 43 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of June 13 – June 17, 2006. All beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
Frederiksted (First Target)
New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
Pelican Cove (Comorant)
Princess (Condo Row)
Great Cruz Bay
The Virgin Islands Beach Monitoring Program will continue to monitor these beaches on a weekly basis. For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix or 774-3320 on St. Thomas.