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NORTHSHORE BEACH WATER QUALITY IMPROVES TO GOOD, LASSING PARK AND MAXIMO BEACH REMAIN CLOSED

Update on St. Petersburg Beaches and Water Quality

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (June 9, 2017) – In an effort to better inform and educate citizens of St. Petersburg about their valuable water resources, Public Works officials have expanded the regularly scheduled testing of area recreational waterways. Water quality can be adversely affected by runoff following extended rain events and during the normal rainy season May through October.

Samples taken on Thursday, June 8 show water quality has improved from Poor to Good at Northshore Beach. Signs prohibiting swimming at this location have been removed.

Results from samples taken on Thursday, June 8 in the following waterways continue to have poor water quality due to levels of 71 or greater Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water: Maximo Beach, Lassing Park. It is recommended that there be no swimming at these locations until further testing shows a drop in the bacterial levels. 

Further information about the testing and potential dangers from increased Enterococci levels can be found at http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php     

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