and Massachusetts Bay
Water Resources Authority
Boston Harbor Beaches
ABOUT BOSTON HARBOR BEACHES
Beaches in Boston Harbor are managed by local municipalities or the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). MWRA assists DCR with daily bacterial testing of five urban beaches in summer. All other Boston Harbor beaches are tested weekly.
Daily updates on the bacterial water quality at Harbor beaches can be accessed
by calling DCR's telephone hotline
See MWRA's fact sheets on the Harbor beaches.
Department of Public Health maps and sampling data for all Massachusetts coastal beaches.
Historical harbor beach data
Technical Report: Results of intensive monitoring at Boston Harbor Beaches, 1996 - 2004
Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve preparation - a tutorial
Questions or comments? Contact the MWRA Environmental Quality Department
See larger map with sampling locations