SURF’S UP:Tests conducted at 12 beaches have shown that bacteria levels are low and safe for summer fun, although, an ocean dip should be avoided after heavy rain
Date: Aug 01, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday said the water quality at beaches across the nation were ideal for the public to engage in water activities during summer.
Results published by the EPA said that analysis of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus levels in water samples taken from 12 beaches between Sunday and Monday indicate that the water is clean.
The samples came from beaches at Fulong (福隆), Sinjinshan (新金山), Ciding (崎頂), Tongsiao (通霄), Mashagou (馬沙溝), Sizihwan (西子灣), Cijin (旗津), Kenting’s South Bay (南灣), Waiao (外澳), Jici (磯崎), Shanyuan (杉原) and Guanyinting (觀音亭). [FULL STORY]