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Government  Water Quality  

Water Quality

Limit for E. Coli = 190.0

Limit for Enterococci = 60.0 

 

Auburn Outlet

Collection Date Collection Time   *E. Coli *Enterococci

 Water Quality

5/31/13 0500   11.0 1.0 Pass
6/03/13 0630   547.5 56.0 Fail
6/05/13 0645   167.0 17.3 Pass
6/07/13 0540   151.5 20.9 Pass
6/10/13 0800   193.5 39.7 Fail
6/12/13 0530   >2419.6  108.1    Fail  
6/14/13  0530   161.6 24.5  Pass 
6/17/13 0815   435.2 25.9 Fail
6/19/13 0710   148.3 19.1 Pass
6/21/13   0645   214.3  31.5  Fail 
6/24/13   0845    770.1  47.3  Fail
6/26/13 0700   1119.9 240.0 Fail 
6/28/13  0600   220.9  109.5  Fail
7/01/13  0700   1046.2  >2419.6  Fail
7/03/13   0745   113.7  8.5   Pass
7/04/13 0700   240 20.9    Fail  
7/05/13 0620   161.6 16.9  Pass
7/06/13 0750   81.2 17.1  Pass
7/07/13 0810   260.3 23.9  Fail
7/08/13 0625      214.3 18.9  Fail 
7/09/13 0825    58.5  30.9   Pass
7/10/13 0535   69.5 16.9  Pass
7/12/13 0530   31.2 22.9  Pass
7/15/13 0950   191.8 27.2 Fail 
7/17/13  0830   248.1  >2419.6  Fail
           

*Quantitary MPN (most probable number) per 100 mls

Clean water is essential to safe swimming and the City of Auburn follows standards and procedures established by the EPA's 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria to ensure that the Auburn Outlet Beach meets bacteria-related water quality guidelines.  Bacteria can be introduced into swimming waters through a variety of sources, and rainstorms can significantly increase the amount of bacteria present.  As of mid-July, the Auburn Water District will be sporadically testing the water and providing the city with results.

As of July 2, 2013 (the opening day of the Auburn Outlet), the City of Auburn  will utilize a system of signage and website notifications to communicate water quality warnings to the public.  When beach waters exceed established limits, the City of Auburn will post signage at the beach as well as updating the City's website, warning the public of the potentially hazardous condition.  

When waters exceed established limits, the City of Auburn does not prohibit access to the posted beach or park area, but the public must avoid water contact (including wading) when the outlet is posted.  Contact with contaminated waters may cause illness. Even if water quality standards have passed, there still may exist harmful pathogens in the water.  Caution:  swim at your own risk.