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Recreational Water Results Update

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (October 5, 2017) -- The bacteriological results for the water samples collected yesterday at various recreational sites around the city, and also the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island, have been updated on the interactive web map found at http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php.

While the sites within the “city limits” of St. Petersburg tested in the “good” to “moderate” categories on the Florida Healthy Beaches Program Scale, the test results from water collected at the Treasure Island Beach exceeded the acceptable criteria for colony forming units (CFU) of Enterococci.

Notification has been made with signage at the city property at the Treasure Island Beach.  It should be noted that this is the only section of offshore water along the coastal barrier islands that the city tests.  While sampling, analysis, and notification at this site is handled there by the city of St. Petersburg, other beach areas are tested and notified by and through Pinellas County.

As always, the waters near Treasure Island Beach will be resampled and tested until researchers can – once again – report satisfactory recreational water quality results.

Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for the October 4th sampling event.

Lassing Park  4 Good

Maximo Beach  8 Good

Northshore Beach  48 Moderate

Treasure Island Beach  180 Poor

For more information, please contact Public Works Communications Manager Bill Logan (bill.logan@stpete.org)

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