This sampling is conducted periodically during the swimming season by Six Ponds volunteers.

For the year 2001, the Plymouth Board of Health is no longer directing nor paying for water quality sampling in the Six Ponds area. Their responsibilities are now limited to public beaches. Camps are required to do their own sampling, and that information is included where available.

Massachusetts water quality standards for E.Coli in recreational waters is 200 per 100ml of water.

The most recent results for the Six Ponds can be found below.


Sample Date: February 23, 2003

Location - West Long Pond Road Outfall Pipe

E.coli: 4,000 /100ml

 


Sample Date: November 14, 2002

Location - West Long Pond Road Outfall Pipe

E.coli: 2,800 /100ml

 


Sample Date: September 16, 2002

Location - West Long Pond Road Outfall Pipe

E.coli: 110,000 /100ml

 



Sample Date:7/29-29/2002 (click here)

Sample Date: June 15, 2002

Location - West Long Pond Road Outfall Pipe

E.coli: 6,400 /100ml

 


Sample Date:7/29/2001

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Halfway Pond - Briggs <5
Halfway Pond - West shore <5
Gallows Pond (Wind-in-the-Pines Camp)  

Little Long Pond (mouth of stream)

<5
Round Pond (Pinewoods Camp)  
Long Pond (southern end) 45
Long Pond (West cove) 55
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) 10
Bloody Pond (Camp Baird)  
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) 5

Analyzed by Envirotech Laboratories, Sandwich, M


Sample Date:7/15/2001

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Halfway Pond - Briggs <5
Halfway Pond - West shore <5
Gallows Pond (Wind-in-the-Pines Camp)  

Little Long Pond (mouth of stream)

5
Round Pond (Pinewoods Camp)  
Long Pond (southern end) 5
Long Pond (West cove) <5
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) 5
Bloody Pond (Camp Baird)  
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) <5

Analyzed by Envirotech Laboratories, Sandwich, MA


Sample Date:7/1/2001

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Halfway Pond - Briggs 25
Halfway Pond - West shore 5
Gallows Pond (Wind-in-the-Pines Camp)  

Little Long Pond (mouth of stream)

10
Round Pond (Pinewoods Camp)  
Long Pond (southern end) 50
Long Pond (West cove) <5
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) <5
Bloody Pond (Camp Baird)  
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) 5

Analyzed by Envirotech Laboratories, Sandwich, MA


Sample Date:8/11/2000

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Halfway Pond - West shore <10

Little Long Pond (stream)

<10
Round Pond <10
Long Pond (southern end) <10
Long Pond (West cove) <10
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) 10
Bloody Pond (Morrison's) <10
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) <10

Analyzed by G&L Laboratories, Quincy, Mass.


Sample Date: 7/25/2000

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Halfway Pond - West shore <10

Little Long Pond (stream)

<10
Round Pond 10
Long Pond (southern end) <10
Long Pond (West cove) <10
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) 40
Bloody Pond (Morrison's) <10
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) <10

Analyzed by G&L Laboratories, Quincy, Mass.


Sample Date: 7/7/2000 (note: beginning with this sampling, analysis changed to count E.coli only)

Location number E.Coli /100ml
Round Pond <5 (below detection limit)

Long Pond (southern end)

<5 (below detection limit)
Bloody Pond (Harvey's Beach) <5 (below detection limit)
Long Pond (creek) <5 (below detection limit)
Bloody Pond (Morrison's) <5 (below detection limit)
Little Long Pond (stream) <5 (below detection limit)
Halfway Pond <5 (below detection limit)
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates beach) <5 (below detection limit)
Long Pond (West cove) <5 (below detection limit)

Analyzed by G&L Laboratories, Quincy, Mass.


Sample Date: 8/16/99

Location number/100ml
Long Pond (southern end) <20

Long Pond (western side)

<5
Long Pond (northern end - cottages) 320
Long Pond (Cornish Field Rd.) 40
Long Pond (Plymouth Estates Beach) 100
Stream (Little Long Pond/Long Pond) 560
Little Long Pond (mouth of stream) 320
Little Long Pond (Oar & Line residence) 80
Halfway Pond (western shore) 20
Halfway Pond (mouth of Agawam) 20
Hallfway Pond (Briggs beach) 40
Bloody Pond (Morrison's dock) 100
Bloody Pond (Harvey beach) <20
Round Pond 20
Gallows Pond (Girl Scout camp dock) <20

Analyzed by Envirotech Laboratories, Inc., Sandwich, Mass.

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