2020 Bathing Beach Water Test Results

The Braintree Health Department considers an individual bathing beach water sample with an enterococci count less than 104 acceptable for bathing/swimming in marine water.

Counts greater than 104 indicate the water is unacceptable for swimming/bathing and the beach will be posted as such. A 5-sample Enterococci Geometric Mean value greater than 35 also indicates the water is unacceptable for swimming/bathing.      

The Braintree Health Department considers an individual bathing beach water sample with an E. coli count less than 235 acceptable for bathing/swimming in fresh water.

Counts greater than 235 indicate the water is unacceptable for swimming/bathing and the beach will be posted as such. A 5-sample E. coli Geometric Mean value greater than 126 also indicates the water is unacceptable for swimming/bathing.  
N/A means not available.

*Rain event occurred within 24 hours of sample collection 

Smith Beach

Sample Date Enterococci5-Sample GeomeanAcceptable for Bathing?
6/16/202016N/AYES
6/23/202073N/AYES
6/30/2020169*N/ANO
7/7/2020<10N/AYES

































Marine (Salt) Water Beach

Sunset Lake 

Sample Date E. Coli5-Sample GeomeanAcceptable for Bathing?
6/16/202031N/AYES
6/23/202024N/AYES
6/30/202068N/AYES
7/7/2020188N/AYES
































Fresh Water Beach