DB beach water quality rated 'Very Poor' in July
- Written by arounddb, 22 July 2016
Figures recently released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) show that Discovery Bay saw a reduction in beach water quality in July compared to previous months.
The report for early July saw the water quality rated as 'Very Poor', a significant drop from June's rating of 'Good' - the highest level in the rating system. The current grading is described as 'Fair.'
According to the EPD, this drop in grade is typical in the summer months due to it being bathing season (March to October). In addition, they said that beaches are more likely to be polluted as a result of the heavy rainfall that affected the region earlier this month.
'Fair' beach water quality is characterised by an E. coli count ranging from 25 to 180 parts per 100ml, which causes 10 or less minor illnesses for every 1,000 swimmers.
Image: Environmental Protection Department