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Green flag on Tinian; red flag on 4 Saipan sites

(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzed water samples collected from Tinian’s recreational beaches and storm water drainages this week as part of the regularly scheduled sampling.

None of the samples collected contained excessive concentration of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed CNMI marine water quality standards. Therefore, BECQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a green flag.

On Saipan, however, samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria or enterococci that exceeded CNMI marine water quality standards.

BECQ has given the following locations red flag and advises the public not to fish or swim within 300 feet of these locations for the next 48 hours or until otherwise:

Tanapag Meeting Hall

Sugar Dock

CK Dist #2 Drain

San Antonio Lift Station