400 South

New Bedford, Massachusetts

This beach, known as West Beach is located in New Bedford. New Bedford is the home to the number one fishing port in America. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season from 10am - 5:30pm. The beach is wheelchair accessible and there are restrooms and outdoor showers.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-2°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

400 South is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The New Bedford County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples from June through September. Beaches are tested weekly on Wednesday, and the results are posted by Friday. The water is tested for Enterococci to determine water quality in brackish and marine water environments.

Enterococci is a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

400 South

New Bedford, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-2°C
Clear

This beach, known as West Beach is located in New Bedford. New Bedford is the home to the number one fishing port in America. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season from 10am - 5:30pm. The beach is wheelchair accessible and there are restrooms and outdoor showers.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

400 South is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The New Bedford County Department of Health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation collect water quality samples from June through September. Beaches are tested weekly on Wednesday, and the results are posted by Friday. The water is tested for Enterococci to determine water quality in brackish and marine water environments.

Enterococci is a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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