Saipan West Beach Marine Water Quality Report for the Week of April 23, 2020

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) analyzes water samples collected from Saipan’s recreational western beaches and storm drainages every week as part of a regularly scheduled sampling program. None of the samples collected from Saipan’s west beaches contained excessive concentration of fecal indicator bacteria nor did they exceed the CNMI Marine Water Quality Standards.  Therefore, BECQ assigns all of the sampled beach sites a GREEN FLAG.

NOTE: The BECQ analyzed samples of marine recreational and storm drainage water from 36 locations on the west side of Saipan island this week.  Marine Water Quality Reports are also provided at  Interested individuals and organizations can also receive email notifications of the weekly marine water quality reports.  To do so, please send an email to

BECQ welcomes all inquiries as to the quality of the beach water.  The public is encouraged to contact BECQ at 286-1054 with any questions concerning this matter. 

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CNMI awarded more than $1.7 million for energy projects

On Wednesday, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech informed Governor Ralph DLG. Torres that the Department of the Interior has awarded $1,706,075 in Fiscal Year 2020 grant funding through the Office of Insular Affairs’ Energizing Insular Communities (EIC) program Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the CNMI.

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