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No Contact Advisory Lifted for Shore Acres Waters

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (August 29, 2018) – Following testing of waters in and around an unauthorized discharge from a lift station at the intersection of Shore Acres Boulevard and Venetian Boulevard, NE (on Wednesday, August 22), Water Resources officials are lifting a advisory against contact with the water in Placido and Grande Bayou. 

Signs were posted immediately after the spill -- advising against swimming, fishing or playing in the waters nearby as samples were being fully tested. 

Samples taken since the spill at the lift station, Bayou Grande Boulevard NE Bridge and Venetian Boulevard NE bridge have shown lower concentrations of enterococci, with tests verified in the acceptable range for the Florida Healthy Beaches Protocol. 

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

A link to updated survey results can be found in the “incident response” layer of the city’s interactive Recreational Water Quality map at

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