The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their much-anticipated 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria today. You can read the official announcement and read the documents here.

As health departments and beach management teams adopt the new regulations, we will update Swim Guide and post more information.

In the meantime, check out the EPA website for facts and to access the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria document.

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