BEACH SAMPLING RESULTS FOR AUGUST 7, 2018
Egypt Beach – less than 10
Humarock Beach – 86
Lighthouse Beach – 109**
Minot Beach – less than 10
Peggotty Beach – less than 10
Sand Hills Beach – less than 10
**LIGHTHOUSE BEACH CLOSED TO SWIMMING
ALL OTHER BEACHES OPEN FOR SWIMMING
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.