St. Petersburg Recreational Water Quality Results Updated
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 22, 2018) – The weekly Recreational Water sampling and testing has been completed by the City of St. Petersburg’s Water Resources Environmental Compliance Division on the near-shore waters along Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for the Beaches and Lassing Park from the March 21st sampling event.
Lassing Park 240 Z Poor
Maximo Beach 640 B Poor
Northshore Beach 76 B Poor
Treasure Island Beach 40 B Moderate
The Z result indicates that the colonies were too numerous to count, while the poor ratings may be attributed to runoff due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Waters along Lassing Park, Maximo Beach, and North Shore Beach will be re-sampled and results posted at 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 at www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php.