Water Quality Improves at North Shore Beach
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 31, 2018) -- After seeing increased enterococci levels at the city’s North Shore Beach earlier this week, subsequent sampling and tests have shown improvement.
Listed below is the result and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program from the August 30th sampling event.
- North Shore Beach 52 Moderate
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.