NEW YORK (PIX11)– If you’re thinking about taking a dip at the beach this summer, you may want to think again.
Turns out the water on New York’s beaches is pretty dirty.
According to a study done by the Environmental Protection Agency, New York ranks 20th out of 30 states tested in beach water quality.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has created charts for people to see how much bacteria is in the water they are swimming in.
There is also a tool called the Beach Action Value which helps officials make decisions regarding swimming advisories.
Officials say the water in New York State has become so contaminated because of storms.
To see how polluted the water at your favorite beach is, click here.