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Recreational Water Quality Update for August 23, 2018

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (August 23, 2018) – The weekly Recreational Water sampling and testing has been completed by the Environmental Compliance Division of St. Petersburg Water Resources Department on the near-shore waters along Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. 

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

Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for the Beaches and Lassing Park for the August 22, 2018 sampling event.

Maximo Beach  16  Good
Northshore Beach  4  Good

Treasure Island Beach 36  Moderate
Lassing Park  4  Good

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

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.  Enjoy the water!

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