BLUE WATER TASK FORCE
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.
WATER QUALITY TESTING BEGINS MARCH 2018
CLEAN WATER NOW!
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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
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.
Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist with the Blue Water Task Force? Click the link below to fill out the volunteer form.
BLUE WATER TASK FORCE NEWS
Thus far, in 2018 we have seen 8 sewage spills, mostly due to “technical failures” at the Mexican pump station totaling 4,565,000 gallons of raw sewage. This amount encompasses only reported events and does not include rain events when water is purposefully diverted into the Tijuana River Valley but not measured or reported.read more
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On the weekend of October 28, 2017, residents and beach goers in south county San Diego reported a foul stench and discolored ocean water from Imperial Beach to Coronado. Local residents are coming to know these typical signs of sewage discharging from the Tijuana River all too well.read more