Water Quality Improves at Treasure Island Beach
St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 12, 2018) -- After seeing increased enterococci levels at the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island earlier this week, subsequent tests have shown improvement.
Listed below is the detected number of Enterococci Colony Forming Units (CFU) and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for Treasure Island Beach Beach and from the October 11th sampling event.
City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island 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 signs 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 .