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Macomb County beaches ranked Michigan's most poopy


July 24, 2019, 8:19 AM


Macomb County has the top three dirtiest beaches in the state. (Photo: daveynin via Flickr)

Dangerously poopy water seems to be a recurring theme in Macomb County.

In recent weeks, a Macomb Township community pool was closed multiple times due to a now-caught serial pooper — an adult who was allegedly pooping in the pool on purpose.

Now, a new report finds that for 26 days last summer, the water at St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach was potentially unsafe — more than any other beach site in the state.

It's part of an annual water quality report by an the Environment America Research and Policy Center. MLive reports "the contamination occurs when sewers overflow or when fecal waste or manure on streets washes into waterways that flow to the Great Lakes or the ocean."

The 2nd and 3rd poopiest beaches were also in Macomb County — at HCMA/Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach and New Baltimore Park Beach.

There were troubling findings elsewhere in Michigan, too.

Among Great Lakes beaches, 425 sites, or 76 percent of the 558 sites tested, were unsafe for at least one day in 2018.

Of those on the Great Lakes, 207 are located in Michigan, 120 of which were potentially unsafe for at least one day in 2018.


Read more:  MLive


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