2021 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 Geomean Acceptable for Bathing?
6/22/2120N/AYES
6/29/21<10N/AYES
7/6/21235N/ANO
7/14/2175N/AYES
7/20/2113154.99NO
7/27/211047.06NO

















Marine (Salt) Water Beach





6/22/2120N/AYES
6/29/2124N/AYES
7/6/2155N/AYES
7/14/2144N/AYES
7/20/212430.84Closed due to algae blooms
7/27/216038.41Closed due to algae blooms

















Fresh Water Beach