BLUE WATER TASK FORCE
CLEAN WATER NOW!
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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.
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.
Weekly testing for total coliform, total fecal coliform and enterococcus. Results will be published on our website.
Educate citizens on water quality and the pollution issue to prevent unnecessary absence from enjoying our beaches if not needed and prevent health risks.
Providing resources to Surfrider Foundation members and concerned citizens on ways to have their voices heard as advocates for water pollution issues.
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
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...read more
By Joshua Emerson Smith for UT San Diego. April 27, 2017 Beaches in the county’s South Bay have long suffered from dirty swimming conditions. From the coveted surfing spot at the Tijuana Slough to the mellow beaches along Coronado’s Silver Strand, sewage from south of...read more
For 17 days straight, the Tijuana River Valley was being flooded with more than 143 million gallons of sewage seeping in from a rupture in a sewage collector pipe on the Mexico side of the border. This is by far the largest sewage spill in over a decade, if not ever.read more