Water Quality Testing

 

2012 mural at our boatyard displays  results from each test in 2012.

2012 mural at our boatyard displays results from each test in 2012.

As a participant in the New York City Water Trail Association’s Citizen Water Quality Testing Project we sample water off our dock each week from May through September. Our samples are measured for Enterrococcus, an indicator of raw sewage that often results from rainstorms and combined sewer overflow. During the summer months samples are collected Thursday mornings and delivered to labs at either The River Project at Pier 40 in Manhattan or nearby LaGuardia Community College in Queens for testing. At the conclusion of the first two seasons we have depicted the seasons results as a mural on the boatyard wall.

More info on the project

2013 NBBC results + 2013 Mural Info_sheet_

2012 NBBC results