Recreational Water Quality Results Update October 4, 2018
St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 4, 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 October 3, 2018 sampling event.
Maximo Beach 420 Poor
Northshore Beach 240 Poor
Treasure Island Beach 4 Good
Lassing Park 240 Poor
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
Since the bacteriological marker results for the samples collected October 3, 2018 at North Shore Beach, Maximo Beach and Lassing Park exceeded the acceptable criteria for Enterococci as established by the Healthy Beaches Categories, signs warning swimmers have been posted along the waterway(s). Signs warning of the presence of Red Tide in the area have also been placed at Maximo Beach and the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island. The waters near North Shore Beach, Maximo Beach and Lassing Park have been resampled and test results will be available tomorrow.
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 .