BLUE WATER TASK FORCE

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WATER QUALITY TESTING BEGINS OCTOBER 2017

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS

We are a non-governmental testing organization acting as a check to the counties testing. We provide a complete breakdown and transparency of data findings so that its understandable and educational to the community.

Our tests will take place close to the weekend (Thursday, instead of counties Tuesday) and provide 24hour test results on Friday.  Results will be available before the majority of citizens enjoy the beaches and ocean.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Donate

Volunteer

Fundraise

(Paddle for Clean Water)

BLUE WATER TASK FORCE OVERVIEW

Improving coastal water quality has been one of the Surfrider Foundation’s top priorities over the last 30 years. Our Clean Water Initiative strives to protect our water resources and prevent pollution from reaching the ocean. Ocean pollution is a serious problem. What is in our ocean water affects both the health of beachgoers and the sea creatures we love. For example, over 20,000 swim advisories and beach closures are issued every year to protect the health of beachgoers across the U.S.

The Blue Water Task Force is our volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program which provides valuable water quality information to beach communities, identifies problems with beach and coastal water pollution, and works in your local community to raise awareness of pollution problems and implement solutions.

We provide you with the information you need to know if a day at the beach will make you sick.

WATER TESTING

Weekly testing for total coliform, total fecal coliform and enterococcus. Results will be published on our website.

EDUCATION

Educate citizens on water quality and the pollution issue to prevent unnecessary absence from enjoying our beaches if not needed and prevent health risks.

ACTIVATION

Providing resources to Surfrider Foundation members and concerned citizens on ways to have their voices heard as advocates for water pollution issues.

 

POLICY

Our main policy objective is to identify and implement solutions that will eliminate the pollution problem that plagues our border region, surrounding communities and San Diego’s 72 miles of coastline. For more information on our policy commitment please see our No Border Sewage Policy.

BLUE WATER TASK FORCE NEWS

Keeping Sewage Off California Beaches And How You Can Help

By Gabriela M. Torres, Policy Coordinator for Surfrider’s No Border Sewage Campaign Nestled at the southernmost part of California’s 840 miles of Pacific coastline is a beach community known as the City of Imperial Beach. With a population of approximately 28,000,...

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Coronado beaches reopen weeks after Tijuana sewage spill

By Felicia Martinez and City News Service, March 5, 2017. CORONADO, Calif. – Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach...

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