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Water Quality Improves at Maximo, North Shore Beaches

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (October 5, 2018) -- After seeing increased enterococci levels at Maximo and North Shore Beaches 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 from the October 4th sampling event.

  • North Shore Beach     28      Good
  • Maximo 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 .

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