FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2018
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:
Main City Contact: Rosemarie Gaglione, Public Works Director, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Channel Islands Harbor Water Quality Is Safe and Improving
Oxnard, California. Dissolved oxygen levels are improving daily according to the data collected by the City. There are twenty-six sampling locations that are being tested on a daily basis, and of the twenty-six test sites, four sites have low dissolved oxygen levels. These areas are concentrated in the Seabridge Public Marina, Westport, and northern section of Mandalay Bay.
The public can view the test results at https://arcg.is/08ifCO on a geographic information system (GIS) map. The map contains the location of all the sampling sites and the data collected at those sites. The map also has a legend under the “Test Parameter” button to indicate what a normal range should be for each of the parameters that are being tested. Staff is working quickly to upload as much information as possible. At this time, the dissolved oxygen content, salinity, water temperature, and pH is available. The bacteria information will be up by Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Along with the GIS map, the City is also releasing a Frequently Asked Questions document to address the most pressing questions being asked by the public.
The City Council will hold a Special City Council Meeting on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. to award an agreement to Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting Laboratory, Inc. in the amount of $72,650 for water quality sampling and analysis services. A verbal update report on the city’s work to date will also be provided to the City Council.
Jesús Nava, Interim City Manager, email@example.com