NJ Now Posting Warnings After One High Bacteria Test

Themes

Chapter: Jersey Shore
State: NJ
Country: USA
Theme: Clean Water
Launch Date: January 01 2009
Completion Date: June 01 2012
Status: Victory

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The Surfrider Foundation criticized the State of NJ for not posting warnings or closing beaches after water testing revealed a high level of bacteria. NJ would re-test and only close a beach if there were high bacteria readings two days in a row, which almost never happened. The state has now decided to post warnings after one high test for bacteria at any given site. Surfrider staff in the Northeast worked on this. It was not a campaign driven by Chapters.