The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:
DPNR performed water quality analysis at 34 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 17-20, 2017. All 34 sampled designated beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.
New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
Princess (Condo Row)
Pelican Cove (Comorant)
Frederiksted Public Beach
Great Cruz Bay
DPNR will continue to monitor these popular swimming areas. It also recommends that people use their own discretion when swimming or fishing at the designated beaches. If the waters appear muddy or murky or have foul odors, do not swim or fish.
For additional information regarding water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 on St. Croix.