Framingham Bathing Beach Water Lab Results

Learned Pond Beach PhotoWaushakum Beach PhotoSaxonville Beach Photo
2021 Framingham Bathing Beach Water Bacteriological
(E. Coli) Quality Lab Results
Date SampledLearned
 (CFU/100 mL)
Waushakum 
(CFU/100 mL)
Saxonville 
(CFU/100 mL)
Notes
6/8/2116>160032
Beaches are NOT open for the Season.
6/10/21Not Sampled276
Sample #2
Not SampledBeaches NOT open.
6/14/21<568620Beaches NOT open.
6/16/21Not Sampled232
Sample #2
72
Sample #2
Beaches NOT open.
6/17/21Beaches are open however Waushakum & Saxonville, swimming is not allowed due to elevated E.coli count. 
6/21/2136300340No swimming at Waushakum & Saxonville - Closed
6/23/21Not Sampled
Swimming Allowed
>1600
Sample #2
20
Sample #2
No swimming at Waushakum & Saxonville - Closed
6/23/21Not Sampled Swimming Allowed1600
Sample #3
188  
Sample #3
No swimming at Waushakum & Saxonville - Closed
6/24/21Not Sampled Swimming Allowed344
Sample #4
28
Sample #4
No swimming at Waushakum - Closed
6/28/2110>160020No swimming at Waushakum - Closed
7/6/213080044No swimming at Waushakum - Closed
7/8/21Not Sampled>1600
Sample #2
Not SampledNo swimming at Waushakum - Closed
7/12/21328>1600540Beaches closed due to high bacteria counts. Will resample on 7/14/21.
7/14/2136
Sample #2
700
Sample #2
48**
Sample #2
Cyanobacteria
Learned Pond is open for swimming. Waushakum is closed due to elevated bacteria count. Saxonville is closed for swimming due to cyanobacteria** located in Lake Cochituate however the beach is open.  
7/19/21256>1600128**
Cyanobacteria 
All three beaches are closed - No swimming
7/21/21500
Sample #2
>1600
Sample #2
Not Sampled**
Cyanobacteria
All three beaches are closed - No swimming
7/26/21>160031272**All three beaches are closed - No swimming
7/28/21600 
Sample #2
>1600 
Sample #2
Not Sampled**All three beaches are closed - No swimming
8/2/21>160048020**
All three beaches are closed - No swimming
8/4/21228 
Sample #2
>1600**
Sample #2
Algae detected - Advisory signs posted
Not Sampled**All three beaches are closed - No swimming
8/9/21316440**
80**All three beaches are closed - No swimming
8/19/21All three beaches are closed for the season.
Two rounds of samples were taken 1 week apart at Waushakum. The results were below the MDPH guideline level therefore the cyanobacteria advisory has been lifted from Waushakum. 

Please Note: 

  • The water laboratory sample is taken from the "Swim Area" only and may not represent the water quality for the entire body of water.
  • When a water laboratory sample does not pass (number in Red), the water is resampled & testedGreen number means the bacteria laboratory sample passed.

For the Minimum Standards for Bathing Beaches (State Sanitary Code, Chapter VII), Click Here

** For Cyanobacteria Bloom Information, Click Here