BEACH SAMPLING RESULTS FOR JULY 23, 2019 (STORM EVENT)
Egypt Beach – 110**
Humarock Beach – < 10
Lighthouse Beach – 31
Minot Beach – 41
Peggotty Beach – 259**
Sand Hills Beach –717**
HUMAROCK BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE BEACH AND MINOT BEACH ARE OPEN FOR SWIMMINGFROM THE JULY 23, 2019 SAMPLE RESULTS
**EGYPT BEACH, PEGGOTTY BEACH AND SAND HILLS BEACH ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR SWIMMING
WATER WAS SAMPLED AGAIN AT THESE THREE BEACHES ON JULY 24, 2019 WITH RESULTS BACK ON JULY 25, 2019.
THE RESULTS FOR THESE THREE BEACHES WILL BE POSTED ON THE TOWN WEBSITE ON JULY 25, 2019. IF EGYPT BEACH, PEGGOTTY BEACH OR SAND HILLS BEACH ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE RESULTS IT WILL HAVE POSTED CLOSED FOR SWIMMING SIGNS AT THE BEACH LOCATION.
Scituate Beach Water Testing Results:
Beach testing results are also posted to the News & Notices area of the Town of Scituate Home page.
Under Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations for beaches, beach operators must sample bathing water at all public beaches for bacteria each week, using the Enterococcus indicator organism. Under that regulation, beach sampling is conducted weekly during the swim season, which is between the third week of June and Labor Day. The six beaches that are sampled include Humarock, Peggotty, Sand Hills, Egypt, Lighthouse and Minot. Test results cannot exceed a specified number of bacteria colonies per 100 mL sample of water. The maximum contaminant level is 104 Enterococci/100 mL of ocean water. If the results exceed 104 Enterococci/100 mL of ocean water, the beach must be closed to swimming after two consecutive unsatisfactory samples have been collected or if sampling cannot occur on the day following a single elevated level is detected.