Balneario Water Quality Alert Downgraded to YELLOW – with a Caveat

BALNEARIO WATER QUALITY ALERT DOWNGRADED TO ‘YELLOW’ – WITH A CAVEAT. The sample taken Sunday from the Balneario BWTF site showed an MPN of 52, no other significant bacterial counts were detected at any other transect site. And the contamination at the lower end of the Caño Pepito is significantly increasing.

Caveat o advertencia: este patrón de contaminación en el balneario es muy desconcertante. El problema parece estar muy localizado y persistir (en diferentes niveles), y lo más probable es que la(s) fuente(s) esté(n) por debajo del nivel del suelo. Por lo tanto, no hay forma de predecir o incluso adivinar qué otras fluctuaciones pueden ocurrir, por lo que seguimos instando al público a que tenga mucho cuidado al nadar en esta área!

The caveat or warning: this contamination pattern at the balneario is very puzzling. The problem appears to be very localized, and persisting (at varying levels), and most likely the source(s) is below ground level. So there is no way to predict or even guess what further fluctuations may happen, so we continue to urge the public to be very cautious about swimming in this area!