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WATER QUALITY STATUS OF BATHING BEACHES IN THE PHILIPPINES. Julian D. Amador EMB Director. BACKGROUND. 36 beach/bays/coastal waters monitored nationwide (1996-2003) Parameters measured: DO (dissolved oxygen) BOD (bio-chemical oxygen demand) pH Temperature. BACKGROUND.

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background
BACKGROUND
  • 36 beach/bays/coastal waters monitored nationwide (1996-2003)
  • Parameters measured:
    • DO (dissolved oxygen)
    • BOD (bio-chemical oxygen demand)
    • pH
    • Temperature
background1
BACKGROUND
  • Part of the advocacy for good water quality
  • Beach Eco-Watch - priority program/activity of the DENR for 2004
  • 57 major beaches identified/monitored since January,2004
objective
OBJECTIVE
  • Establish baseline data;
  • Provide updated information on the present quality of the bathing beaches;
  • Inform the mayor/owners to institute mitigating measures to prevent downgrading and improve the quality of their respective bathing beaches and the environs
activities
ACTIVITIES

The monitoring program includes the following:

  • In-situ measurements of pH, Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen
  • Sample collection for Total and Fecal Coliform (TC/FC) analyses
  • Sample preservation
  • Physical observation of the surroundings which may affect the quality of the bathing beaches
  • Analyses
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1996-2003

A TOTAL OF 31 BAYS WERE MONITORED NATIONWIDE FOR DO from 1996-2003

class sb
Class SB
  • areas regularly used by the public for bathing, swimming, skin diving, etc.
  • spawning areas for Chanos chanos or “bangus” and similar species
  • Class SB criteria:
    • TC = 1000 MPN/100ml
    • FC = 200 MPN/100ml
    • DO = >5 mg/L
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Total and Fecal Coliform Counts of Bathing Water in Manila Bay for CY 2003

2 stations passed & 12 failed the criteria for SB waters.

thank you
Thank You!

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