Enhanced water testing shows higher bacteria levels at two city locations
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 31, 2017) – In an effort to better inform and educate citizens of St. Petersburg about their valuable water resources, Water Resources officials have expanded the regularly scheduled testing of area recreational waterways.
As part of that enhanced weekly testing, two (2) local waterways have been found to have poor water quality due to levels of 71 Enterococci colony forming units (cfu) or greater per 100 milliliters of marine water.
They are as follows:
Lassing Park 76 cfu
Northshore Beach 310 cfu
These locations will be tested again, and results posted accordingly.
Further information about the testing and potential dangers from increased Enterococci levels can be found at http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php