Westhaven beach showing no signs of bacteria
The Natural Resources Defense Council have named beaches across the county as “Superstars” and in Washington that beach is Westhaven.
NRDC dubbed these 35 beaches around the country as Superstars out of a list of hundreds of beaches nationwide developed over several years in consultation with state officials.
NRDC’s Superstar Beaches are those that did not exceed the previous national standard for bacteria 2009-2012 by more than 2%, and also did not exceed the EPA’s new, more protective water quality threshold, the Beach Action Value, by more than 2% in 2013.
Rates in 2009-2012 are based on the national standard for 104 types of bacteria. Rates for 2013 are based on the new Beach Action Value. Beaches with fewer than 12 monitoring samples reported during the year are excluded from this list.
For the past 5 years, NRDC said that Westhaven has consistently shown a 0.0% rate of bacteria.