Check the water before you swim and boat

Greenfield, Mass. (WTNH) – There is a new way to check the quality of area waterways before you go swimming or boating this Spring and Summer. The Connecticut River Watershed Council and 13 partners have just launched the 2014 Connecticut River water sampling program.

Most recent results, from late May, show low bacteria for most sites along the Connecticut River, which means it’s safe for use at more than 100 sites from south Vermont, to Connecticut.

Each summer, a number of beaches around the state have to close, at least temporarily, because of problems with bacteria.

This monitoring program is designed to keep people safe, and provide them with the latest information.

You can check water quality reports for Connecticut State Beaches and Parks by checking out:      http://ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320786&deepNav_GID=1654

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