South Shore water warning, high levels of bacteria
DUXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A water warning on the South Shore was issued after high levels of bacteria were found.
In Duxbury, a sign said “No Swimming Allowed” but kids were still out playing in the water.
Duxbury’s harbor master tested for water quality and after two tests this week, he thought if it's not animal feces, it could be sea weed brought close to shore from the nor'easter last week that brought the unhealthy bacteria counts.
He said, “The only difference between now and two weeks ago is the sea weed that's washed up on the beach and it's up on the beach and it's going to stay there.”
After testing the water a second time, the bacteria levels came back high, some 20 times the acceptable levels.
“I’ve never heard of high counts like that before,” he said.
Quincy often has trouble after storms because of its with its antiquated sewer system. Warnings were lifted in six other beaches in the city and in Marshfield at Green Harbor Beach, swimmers are warned they can't pass due to all the sea weed.
Beach goers seemed unconcerned.