Beach closed due to bacteria

Written by Administrator  | Created: Friday, 24 July 2009 15:18  |  Category: ROOT
Last Updated: Friday, 24 July 2009 15:18  | Friday, 24 July 2009 15:18

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Duxbury beach at the Bath House is closed Friday due to high bacteria counts. Runoff from rain is the main cause for the high levels. Runoff carries pollutants from roads and paved surfaces directly to the surface water of beaches.

Masschusetts state law requires testing at all public beaches once a week. Beaches must be closed if bacteria counts are above a certain level.  A re-sample of the bathing water will be conducted as soon as possible and the beach will be re-opened when test results show bacteria levels fewer than 104 colonies per 100ml.

For questions about water quality call the Duxbury Board of Health at 781-934-1100.