Recreational Water Quality Tests Expanded; weekly results published
St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 15, 2018) – As an added public service for residents and visitors, the Environmental Compliance Division of the City’s Water Resources Department is expanding testing on recreational waterways throughout the city, and have begun sampling near-shore locations near the Clam Bayou Kayak Launch.
The initial sampling performed this week will help create a base-line level for the site, and moving forward, samples will be collected on a monthly basis in conjunction with the regular Recreational Sites survey. Results will be posted on the “Water Quality” layer of the Recreational Water Quality Map for all to see. We will also conduct resampling if the results are over 71 Colony Forming Units (CFU)/100ml -- which is the threshold for a “poor” classification according to the established Healthy Beaches Program.
Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches protocol for the City’s designated Beaches and Lassing Park for the March 14th, 2018 sampling event.
Maximo Beach 4 Good
Northshore Beach 76 Poor
Treasure Island Beach 4 Good
Lassing Park 4 Good
Waters along Northshore Beach have been re-sampled again today. Results will be posted tomorrow at http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php on the “Recreational Beaches” layer of the interactive map.