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WNY Swim Guide

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper works with Swim Guide to deliver free water quality information for waterways in Western New York.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Staff and volunteers collect water samples in Western New York and analyze for E. coli. Sample sites are either popular for water recreation or near combined sewer outfalls. Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours. Results are compared to the US EPA Beach Action Value of 235 E. coli / 100 mL for a single sample.

Swim Guide helps you easily find your closest beaches and know at a glance which ones are safe for swimming. Swim Guide delivers free real-time water quality information for over 7,000 beaches, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes around the world.