Ocean Off MB Gets A, B and C Ratings

Two beaches in Manhattan Beach score A grades in water quality while one rates a B and another a C. Do you pay attention to such grades before heading into the ocean?

If you're planning on getting into the ocean water off the Manhattan Beach shoreline, you might want to know the most recent grades for ocean water bacteria and quality.

According to Los Angeles County, the waters off the county beach in front of the 28th Street storm drain in MB are rated a C in a water test taken on Friday, April 6. However, even with the C rating, all water off MB meets county standards.

As you might expect, water 50 yards south of the 28th Street storm drain has been affected, receiving a B rating. Storm drains often bring pollution to the beach and ocean. The other two beaches in MB, tested near 40th Street and just south of the MB Pier, received A ratings, the best possible.

Fred Reardon April 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM
It is time for Storm Water Reclamation. This method decreases pollution and we can treat the water collected and use if for irrigation.
K J April 10, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I have a question. I brought my 3 year old to MB Friday April 6th. about an hour into playing in the water a lifeguard came out and posted no swimming signs. My son had already gotten water in his mouth at that time. He woke at 2am that night throwing up and developed diahrea (sorry for the TMI) today. Could this be from swimming in the ocean or just a coincidence?
Jake Rome April 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Could be either. A doctor or the County health department would need to do some tests.


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