Eugenia Fortes Beach remains closed to swimming. Three water samples, retrieved from this Beach during the past three consecutive days, were found to exceed the maximum acceptable limit for Enterococci bacteria. The latest sample exceeded both the single count and the geomean limit.
A fourth sample was taken today and it will be analyzed in the laboratory tomorrow. However, even if no growth occurs within that sample, the geomean failure status will not change this closure situation. Three samples showing little or no growth are needed to re-open this beach due to its current failed geomean status.
A fifth sample will be collected tomorrow Friday, July 16th and will be analyzed in the laboratory on Saturday, July 17th.
Other Information- Cyanobacteria Levels:
Lovell’s Pond, Marstons MIlls
Long Pond, Marstons Mills
Long Pond, Centerville
Shubaels Pond, Marstons Mills
Fawcett Pond, Hyannis
Pet Advisory Level
If you are interested in receiving more information about Cyanobacteria and locations monitored, you may view the CyanoMAP at https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/ to see recent cyanobacteria monitoring results from APCC. If you are interested in receiving email notifications when there is a potential toxic bloom identified by APCC, you may opt-in to the APCC toxic alerts. In order to receive email notification for toxic alerts, click this link: https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/cyanobacteria-alert/ This link will bring you to a webpage where you will be asked to enter your email address in order to receive toxic alerts.
Thomas A. McKean, RS, CHO
Director of Public Health
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE