Letter: Concerned about water testing and reporting

Congratulations to the Cayman Compass for its investigative research concerning the high bacteria count found at a number of North and East End beaches.

We have scheduled our fourth return trip to Grand Cayman next winter.

I am alarmed at the lax testing and reporting of bacteria counts off Grand Cayman beaches. Sargassum can be a factor, but faulty septic tanks, etc., also are known contributors.

Citizens and visitors deserve to know their beaches are safe for recreation and be notified when they are not.

James Billmyer
Iowa, US

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