Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ratings for a Selection of US Popular Beaches - Is Your Beach Safe and Clean?

NRDC, Natural Resources Defense Council, lists popular U.S. beaches and rates them based on various criteria. NRDC's star-criteria rewards beaches that only exceeded health standards less than 5 percent of the time last year and over the last three years, and for the following best practices: testing more than once a week, notifying the public promptly when tests reveal bacteria levels exceeding health standards, and posting closings and advisories both online and at the beach.

They granted Super Star Status to only 4 beaches this year- 2 are in Delaware, one in Minnesota, and one in New Hampshire.  For us locals, that's mighty good news for us who frequent Dewey Beach and Rehobeth. To see the full USA report, Click Here.  If you head to the might want to check this includes CA and lots of other states too.