We are please to share our latest Eastern Long Island Blue Water Task Force Report! Every year, we share the results of our water testing program which detects potentially harmful bacteria in our waterways.
Our 2021 results are consistent with trends detected in previous years. Each year our water quality results continue to indicate that many sites on the East End frequently experience high bacteria levels that exceed health standards. Ocean and bay beaches generally test clean, seldom showing high bacteria levels because of the high-volumes of water exchange and mixing that occurs at these sites. Bacteria at these sites, however, can be elevated during the busy tourist season or after rainfall or other heavy storm events.
This version shares some updates on the program from last year, highlights a few key sites, as well as our partner projects to improve water quality.
We are so thankful for our volunteers, partners, and supporters for making this happen! We will continue monitoring East End beaches to inform our community about our local water quality.