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Water Quality Improves at St. Petersburg Beaches

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (July 20, 2018) -- After seeing increased enterococci levels at near-coastal waterways in the city of St. Petersburg earlier this week, subsequent tests have shown improvement.


Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for Northshore Beach and Lassing Park from the July 19th sampling event.

  • Lassing Park            4        Good
  • North Shore Beach    4        Good

 

As a reminder, 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

Appropriate notification has been made along the coastal waterways with advisory signage reflecting that the beaches are open.

The latest results may be accessed on a user-friendly interactive map here: https://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php .

All of these samples are taken and testing is being done in accordance with the water testing protocols outlined in the City’s Water Quality Report Card .  Watch for important updates as well as continued outreach and education on the Recreational Water Quality Page.

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