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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   

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   


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