A newly released app called the Swim Guide directs users to the closest and cleanest beaches. Water quality data is sourced from government agencies to provide user information on the water cleanliness for more than 300 California beaches.
Created by the Waterkeeper Alliance, a network of 200 water protection groups around the globe, the app is available for iOS and Android devices. “Every year, millions of people get sick from coming into contact with polluted water at their local beaches,” Pete Nichols, western director for the Waterkeeper Alliance said in a statement. “The Swim Guide provides a free, easy to use, way for beach goers to find a beach where their families can swim and enjoy the beach safely, ” he continued