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Red flag at 10 Saipan sites

(BECQ) — The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational beaches and storm drainages every Tuesday.

Samples collected from the following locations contained excessive concentrations of fecal indicator bacteria or enterococci that exceeded CNMI marine water quality standards.

These bacteria can indicate the presence of human and animal waste in the water. However, studies have shown that storm water runoff in tropical environments may also contain these bacteria from the natural environment, which may not be directly associated with public health concerns.

Still, to adequately address public health concerns, BECQ has given the following locations a 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 notified.

Tanapag Meeting Hall

Dai-Ichi Drainage

Central Repair Shop

Garapan Fishing Dock

Sea Plane Ramp

Sugar Dock

American Memorial Park

CK Dist #4 Lally Beach

Dai-Ichi Hotel (Fiesta Resort)

Chalan Piao Beach