San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox is expected to propose next week a study looking at a different testing method for local beach water quality.
The study would last one year and cost $59,000, according to an advisory from the chairman’s office. It would examine the possibility of changing the county’s existing beach monitoring program, operated by the county’s Department of Environmental Health since 1999, by instituting a new testing method reported to produce water quality results in as few as four hours.
Current culture-based testing methods, the county reports, typically require 24 to 48 hours. Cox plans to provide details of his proposal on Feb. 26.
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