2015 Bacteria Monitoring Data

2015 Bacteria Monitoring Stats

52 sites, 400 water samples,
24 trained volunteers

2015 Bacteria Sampling Data

Westchester, NY & Greenwich, CT pdf
Summary by Site pdf
Quality Assurance Project Plan pdf

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Save the Sound sampling efforts were expanded significantly for the 2015 sampling season. With the aid of 24 trained volunteers, we collected approximately 400 water samples at 52 sites from Pelham, New York to Greenwich, Connecticut. We tested each sample for the fecal indicator bacteria Enterococcus and scored each sample as “pass” or “fail” based on the New York and Connecticut safe swimming criteria. Click on each site on the map above to see what we found. The colors reflect average bacteria levels at each site. The “% Pass” and “% Fail” show how many samples passed or failed the single sample criteria for safe swimming in New York and Connecticut.

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