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Beach Sanitary Survey will help keep more Great Lakes beaches open

A beach sanitary survey is an evaluation of the beach area and   surrounding watershed for existing and potential sources of   pollution. Information collected may include the number of birds at   a beach, slope of the beach, location and condition of bathrooms,   amount of algae present, location of storm water outfalls and   soundness of residential septic tanks.    Important Dates:  - In 2  5, local, state, and EPA beach program staff developed   sanitary surveys to assess beach contamination sources.  - In August 2  6, EPA announced the availability of grants for Great   Lakes entities to pilot routine and annual sanitary surveys at Great   Lakes beaches.  - In Spring, 2  7, USEPA issued grants to nine entities which   piloted the sanitary survey tool at 61 Great Lakes beaches.    Grantees were able to identify potential pollution sources at all 61   beaches which will allow beach managers and municipalities to take   action to reduce pollution sources.  The grant period ended December   31, 2  7    (microbial source tracking); (MST); (bacterial source tracking);   (BST); (algae); (cladophora); (bird); (birds)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Beth LeamondPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Holly WirickResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
David RockwellResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Environmental Protection Agency $ 525,000.00USDActual

Funding 21 projects for a total of $7,345,444.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Impact of Pollutants
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
Region Being Monitored
Coastal Wetlands
Near and OpenShore Waters
Nearshore Terrestrial
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Human Health
Societal/Surface Water
Suspended Sediments
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Annex 17
Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions

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