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NORTH SHORE BEACH WATER QUALITY ADVISORY LIFTED

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (June 16, 2017)After the resampling of the waters at St. Petersburg’s North Shore Beach, 901 North Shore Dr. NE., results have returned to the Good category using the criteria borrowed from the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.

The bacteriological results for the sample collected on Thursday, June 15, 2017 was 4 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water, well within the acceptable range. No other testing sites showed elevated levels and other city beaches remain open for water recreation at this time. Residents are advised that results can change rapidly during periods of heavy rain due to runoff. Weekly samples are usually taken on Wednesday, and posted to the city’s website on Thursday. In the event that a sample results in a level above 70 Enterococci, the water will be resampled the following day and the results posted Friday.

Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:
                — Good = 0-35 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
                — Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
                — Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water

Further information about the city’s water quality testing program and issues related to elevated Enterococci levels can be found at www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php

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