County comes up with money to test beach waters

City News Service

The county of San Diego will dip into its general fund to continue beach water quality testing in the next fiscal year at a cost of $120,000, Supervisor Greg Cox said Thursday.

The state used to pay for the program, but eliminated the funding in 2009.

The county, other government agencies and environmental groups stepped in to provide joint funding the past two years, but that money is due to run out this fall.

Cox, whose district includes Coronado, Imperial Beach and Ocean Beach, said the program is vital to both public health and tourism.

“With the weather heating up and the beach season upon us, we’re excited to let San Diegans know that they won’t have to worry whether or not it’s safe to go in the water,” he said.

The funding will be part of the county’s budget for the Department of Environmental Health, which operates the program. The budget is scheduled for final approval in August.

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