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F is For Fail And Fecal Indicator Bacteria: LI Sound Water Report 10

Long Island Sound, NY — There’s now not any have to guess which Long Island Sound seashores have the cleanest water. Save the Sound has launched the tenth of its weekly water high quality experiences for the swimming season.

(*10*) introduced in June that their seasonal water high quality monitoring program began and the samples are being analyzed by their group within the John and Daria Barry Foundation Water Quality Lab of their new Larchmont office. The group collects samples from 62 websites in Westchester County, Greenwich and Queens and brings them again to the lab to check for fecal indicator micro organism.

You can learn extra concerning the fecal micro organism water monitoring here.

The fecal indicator micro organism focus in water at a seashore determines whether or not or not the water is secure for individuals to swim in. High fecal micro organism counts and related pathogens within the water could make individuals sick and might be related to untreated sewage or elevated quantities of polluted stormwater.

  • Glover Field, Mount Vernon: Fail
  • Upstream of Farrell and Beechwood, Mount Vernon: 10X Fail
  • Outfall at Farrell and Beechwood, Mount Vernon: 10X Fail
  • Pelham Lake at Wilson Wood Park, Mount Vernon: Pass
  • Shore Park, Pelham Manor: Pass
  • Glen Island Park, New Rochelle: Pass
  • Glen Island Approach, New Rochelle: Fail
  • Neptune Boat Club, New Rochelle: Pass
  • Five Islands Approach at Le Fevres Ln., New Rochelle: Pass
  • Five Islands Park on Beach, New Rochelle: Fail
  • Premium River at Pryer Manor Rd., New Rochelle: Fail
  • Larchmont Harbor at Park Ave., Larchmont: Pass
  • Flint Park, Larchmont: Pass
  • Sheldrake Lake, New Rochelle: Pass
  • Sheldrake River at Bonnie Briar Lane, Mamaroneck: Fail
  • Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck Village: Pass
  • Harbor Island Beach, Mamaroneck: Pass
  • Shore Acres Yacht Club, Mamaroneck Village: Pass
  • Mamaroneck Harbor East Basin, Mamaroneck Village: 10X Fail
  • Mamaroneck River at Phillips Park Rd., Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Sheldrake River at Columbus Park, Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Mamaroneck River at Station Park Rd., Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Mamaroneck River at North Barry Ave. Ext., Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Mamaroneck Harbor at Taylor Ln, Mamaroneck Village: Pass
  • Otter Creek at S. Barry Ave. Bridge, Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Guion Creek at South Barry Ave. Bridge, Mamaroneck Village: Pass
  • Van Amringe Milpond, Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Beaver Swamp Brook at Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Beaver Swamp Brook at Rye Neck HS, Mamaroneck Village: Fail
  • Mamaroneck River at Joint Water Works, Mamaroneck Village: Pass
  • Mamaroneck River at Saxon Woods Park, Mamaroneck: Fail
  • Mamaroneck River at Reynal Rd., White Plains: Pass
  • Mamaroneck River at Saxon Woods Rd., White Plains: Fail
  • Beaver Swamp Brook at Truxton St., Harrison: Pass
  • Beaver Swamp Brook at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Harrison: Fail
  • Rye Marshlands Conservancy, Rye: Pass
  • Rye Playland Park, Rye: Pass
  • Blind Brook at Disbrow Park, Rye: Fail
  • Playland Lake at Edith Read Natural Park, Rye: Pass
  • Blind Brook, Rye Nature Center, Rye: Fail
  • Byram River at Columbus Park, Port Chester: Pass

Additional data for every of those websites might be discovered here.

Save the Sound mentioned that everybody can assist scale back sewage air pollution sources by conserving water which is able to reduce the wear-and-tear on the water infrastructure and scale back sewage overflows by decreasing the quantity of water within the system. The group additionally recommends that owners restore sewer traces that join their houses to municipal sewers or preserve their septic methods. Dog house owners ought to put pet waste within the trash and by no means in a catch basin or on the road.

Communities and owners can create rain gardens to assist scale back runoff. If you see sewage overflowing in your group, you’ll be able to e mail a photograph or video with particulars concerning the time and placement to this deal with.

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