ABC News covers the launch of Swim Guide in Charleston, South Carolina:
The new smartphone app provides up-to-date water quality information at 27 points along the Lowcountrys coast.
“It goes all the way north from Isle of Palms and all the way south to Seabrook Island and every beach in between,” said Charleston Waterkeeper executive director, Cyrus Buffum. “The app essentially provides the public with up-to-date information about the quality of our beaches here in Charleston.”
Buffum says the goal of the app is to protect public health and to increase awareness to pollution issues threatening our waterways.
“There is no way for us, as the public, to determine whether or not that water that we are playing in or sailing in or surfing in is actually fit for swimming,” Buffum said. “So with the launch of this app, its a first step to determining the swim ability of not just our beaches, but for waters throughout the Tri-County area.”
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