1.1 min readBy Published On: July 22nd, 2020Categories: News1 Comment on Annual Beaches Water Quality Report Card: Southie #1

In addition to topless sunbathers, M Street Beach has the cleanest water in all of the land.

According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay water quality report, South Boston for the sixth year in a row has the cleanest beaches in the Boston area! M Street Beach has received high marks in having water that is safe to swim in and for passing 100% of their bacteria tests last summer.

Topping the list is Pleasure Bay, M Street Beach, Nantasket, City Point, and Carson Beach.

In 2019, weekly water quality testing at Boston’s regional beaches began on May 23. Supplemental daily testing of Constitution Beach, King’s Beach, Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach, and Wollaston Beach began on June 13. Testing concluded on September 1.

These scores reflect the percent of samples that complied with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s single sample limit for bacteria which is the most straightforward way of evaluating beach water quality and potential impacts on human health.

Four of the region’s 15 public beaches (Carson Beach, M Street Beach, City Point Beach and Pleasure Bay, all in South Boston) achieved a perfect score of 100%, making them the cleanest urban beaches in the nation!

You can read more about the report card here! 


One Comment

  1. Ed Jones June 3, 2023 at 7:50 am - Reply

    I know I live here we are beyond proud ,and we will do all we can to keep them not only clean but safe ,I might add we as life-long residents have been doing this since just before 1900 when we immigrated from Europe .We are pro active in keeping violent acts to a minimum. We will work closely with the police OR DO IT OUR SELVES …..criminals beware .Ed Jones ☘️

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