Orangeburg- Orangetown STP

Physical/Chemical Data

Physical, chemical and biological properties of the surface water that are measured continuously while the patrol boat is underway.

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall

35 Samples taken

Sample Date [i] Enterococcus Count

Entero Count

Enterococcus (“Entero”) is a fecal indicating bacterium that lives in the intestines of humans and other warm-blooded animals. It is the EPA preferred indicator for sewage contamination.

Quality Rain, day of (in) Prior Day 2 Days Prior 3 Days Prior Rain 4 Days Total Rain
Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort Sort
07/15/2017 2723 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.8
06/17/2017 5475 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3
05/20/2017 323 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/08/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/10/2016 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3
08/13/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.8
07/09/2016 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.4
06/11/2016 1553 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
05/14/2016 345 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
10/03/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.2 1.8
09/05/2015 816 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08/01/2015 649 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.5
07/04/2015 1986 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
06/06/2015 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
05/02/2015 35 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/04/2014 1046 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
09/06/2014 816 Beach Advisory 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9
08/02/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
07/05/2014 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
06/07/2014 579 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/03/2014 120 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.0 3.4
10/12/2013 980 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/14/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 2.1 2.0 0.0 4.2
08/10/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.9
07/13/2013 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6
06/15/2013 921 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.1 1.3
05/04/2013 37 Acceptable 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10/06/2012 2420 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.4 1.4
09/08/2012 1414 Beach Advisory 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 1.5
08/04/2012 866 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
07/14/2012 921 Beach Advisory 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
06/02/2012 >2420 Beach Advisory 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
11/06/2011 131 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09/03/2011 613 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
05/28/2011 548 Beach Advisory 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Entero Count (fecal indicator) and Rainfall Correlation

35 Samples taken

Water Quality*

Acceptable (0–60) Beach Advisory (61+)

*Single sample thresholds;
Enterococcus count per 100mL

Prior Four Day Rainfall
(in inches)

Dry Weather (0–0.25) Wet Weather (0.25+)

Enterococcus is an EPA-approved fecal contamination indicator.

Samples taken by citizen scientists trained by Riverkeeper, and processed on the Riverkeeper vessel, according to the 2014 Quality Assurance Project Plan.

Rainfall data comes from wunderground.com. Wet weather is a common trigger of fecal contamination.

What do the Numbers Mean?

Water Quality scoring is based on the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for safe swimming. Learn More

About this location:

This site, accessed from the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail, is situated between two wastewater treatment plants that discharge to the Hudson River. Immediately upstream of this sampling point, the rail trail is surrounded by wetland.

Agencies Responsible:

Rockland County Dept. of Health: 845-364-2900; NYSDEC Region 3: 914-428-2505

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