March 3, 2006 – The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announced that the Division of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at 42 popular swimming beaches throughout the territory, advises the public of the following:
DPNR-DEP performed water quality analysis at the 42 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Feb. 27 – March 3, 2006. All 42 beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
Princess (Condo Row)
Frederiksted (First Target)
New Fort (Ft. Louise Augusta)
Pelican Cove (Comorant)
Great Cruz Bay
The V.I. 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.