Jan. 21, 2005 — Commissioner Dean C. Plaskett, Esq., of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Division of Environmental Protections (DEP) Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, would like to advise the public of the following:
DPNR-DEP performed water quality analysis at the designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of Jan. 17 – 21, 2005. It has been determined that 39 beaches meet water quality standards specifying that they are safe for swimming and/or fishing. These beaches include:
Princess (Condo Row)
Frederiksted (First Target)
New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
Pelican Cove (Comorant)
Chenay Bay Beach
Great Cruz Bay
The VI Beach Monitoring Program will continue to monitor these beaches on a weekly basis. For additional information regarding water quality call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082 in St. Croix or 774-3320 in St. Thomas.
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