Water quality requirements are divided between criterion 7- criterion 11. Each criterion is briefly outlined and related resources are listed with their criterion.
Some general water quality resources are:
3. The WHO’s latest report on recreational water quality recommendations (2021 WHO recreational water quality recommendations)
4. The Water Quality Highlights flyer (WQ Criteria Flyer)
5. ASBPA’s White Paper US Beach Water Quality Monitoring
7. Surfrider’s Water Quality Program Information by State
The beach must fully comply with the water quality sampling and frequency requirements.
The beach must fully comply with the standards and requirements for water quality analysis.
Industrial, waste-water or sewage-related discharges must not affect the beach area.
We will be using the EPA’s Marine Beach Annual Sanitary Survey as our “Beach Profile”
*Note-Highlighted sections are mandatory to meet the international requirements.
The beach must comply with the Blue Flag requirements for the microbiological parameter Escherichia coli (faecal coli bacteria) and intestinal enterococci (streptococci).
The beach must comply with the Blue Flag requirements for physical parameters.