Tower Road - Bayside

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Managed by The Swim Guide

NOTICE TO SWIMMERS: This area no longer meets shellfish harvesting standards due to wastewater discharge. Swimmers are encouraged to use extreme caution if coming into contact with the water at Tower Road - Bayside beach.

Tower Road Beach is located bayside on Rehoboth Bay in Rehoboth Beach. Swimming is at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty. This beach has a special status because there is a permanent caution about swimming in the bay, particularly after heavy rainfall. The bay suffers from poor water quality due to runoff from septic drains, agriculture, and other sources of contaminants. Contaminants are slow to flush from the bay. Water quality may be better on the coast. Visitors to the beach are urged to exercise caution.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 17th, 2014. The Swim Guide 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
16°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tower Road - Bayside is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

In Delaware, recreational water is monitored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Water samples are collected at least weekly at all guarded beaches during the swimming season (May to September). Water samples are analyzed to determine the levels of Enterococci bacteria in recreational marine waters.

Fresh water is tested for E.coli.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (302-739-9939) during the off season if you would like to have the water tested before a special event.

A marine beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water AND when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 cfu of Enterococci per 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked GREEN when the E.coli counts are below 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean AND below 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

A marine beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 cfu of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked RED when the E.coli counts are above 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean OR above 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

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

Results are posted online and on the 24-hour "Beach Hotline" at 1-800-922-WAVE.

Some Delaware beaches are subject to a permanent caution. Swimming in bays and inland waters, particularly after heavy rainfall, can have an elevated risk of illness due to high levels of contamination. Water quality may be better on the coast, and visitors to bay area beaches are urged to exercise caution.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Tower Road - Bayside

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 17th, 2014. The Swim Guide 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
16°C
Cloudy

NOTICE TO SWIMMERS: This area no longer meets shellfish harvesting standards due to wastewater discharge. Swimmers are encouraged to use extreme caution if coming into contact with the water at Tower Road - Bayside beach.

Tower Road Beach is located bayside on Rehoboth Bay in Rehoboth Beach. Swimming is at your own risk as there are no lifeguards on duty. This beach has a special status because there is a permanent caution about swimming in the bay, particularly after heavy rainfall. The bay suffers from poor water quality due to runoff from septic drains, agriculture, and other sources of contaminants. Contaminants are slow to flush from the bay. Water quality may be better on the coast. Visitors to the beach are urged to exercise caution.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tower Road - Bayside is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

In Delaware, recreational water is monitored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Water samples are collected at least weekly at all guarded beaches during the swimming season (May to September). Water samples are analyzed to determine the levels of Enterococci bacteria in recreational marine waters.

Fresh water is tested for E.coli.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season. Please contact the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (302-739-9939) during the off season if you would like to have the water tested before a special event.

A marine beach is marked Green when the single sample results show Enterococci counts below 104 cfu / 100ml of water AND when the geometric mean of 5 samples are fewer than 35 cfu of Enterococci per 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked GREEN when the E.coli counts are below 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean AND below 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

A marine beach is marked Red when single sample results show Enterococci counts above 104 cfu/ 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples is greater than 35 cfu of Enterococci / 100 ml of water. For fresh water beaches are marked RED when the E.coli counts are above 100 E.coli/100ml for a geomean OR above 185 E.coli/100ml for a single sample.

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

Results are posted online and on the 24-hour "Beach Hotline" at 1-800-922-WAVE.

Some Delaware beaches are subject to a permanent caution. Swimming in bays and inland waters, particularly after heavy rainfall, can have an elevated risk of illness due to high levels of contamination. Water quality may be better on the coast, and visitors to bay area beaches are urged to exercise caution.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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