Weekly Recreational Water Quality results updated
St. Petersburg, Fla. (December 8, 2017) – The weekly Recreational Water sampling and testing has been completed by the on the near-shore waters along Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for Lassing Park and the Beaches from the December 6th and 7th sampling events.
Lassing Park 60 CFU/100 ml Moderate
Maximo Beach 8 CFU/100 ml Good
Northshore Beach 84 CFU/100 ml Poor
Treasure Island Beach 8 CFU/100 ml Good
Because of the high levels of enterococci Colony Forming Units (CFU) detected in the tests from Northshore Beach, signs have been posted notifying swimmers of the findings. Notification has also been made to the Sailing Center, USF and The Harborage. In addition, new samples have already been re-taken today and results will be posted by mid-day Saturday.
For more information on the testing of recreational waters in St. Petersburg, including an interactive map featuring our expanded sampling sites, be sure to check http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php