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Red flag at 11 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:

Plumeria Hotel

Aqua Resort Hotel

Tanapag Meeting Hall

Central Repair Shop

Sea Plane Ramp

DPW Channel Bridge

Puerto Rico Dump

American Memorial Park

Hafa Adai Drainage

Garapan Fishing Dock

Garapan Beach Drain