Short Beach Water Quality Advisory
August 30, 2023
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has posted no swimming signs at Short Beach due to high levels of bacteria in the water. DCR and Revere DPW tests the water quality weekly during the summer for a specific type of bacteria; when bacteria levels get too high, the water can become unsafe for swimming or ingestion. This typically happens due to high rain events or circumstances that lead to substantial run-off discharging into waterways.
Beachgoers should see “No Swimming” signs posted on entrances to the beach and on lifeguard stands. The water will continue to be tested weekly and when bacteria levels drop below the level of concern the signs will be removed. Swimming or ingesting contaminated water could result in symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, chills or fever. If you are concerned about your potential exposure to contaminated water when signage is posted, please contact your healthcare provider.
Example of sign: