Recreational Water Results Update
St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 3, 2018) -- The bacteriological results for the water samples collected yesterday at various recreational sites around the city, and also the City of St. Petersburg Municipal Beach at Treasure Island, have been updated on the interactive web map found at http://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php.
Lassing Park 4 Good
Maximo Beach 4 Good
Northshore Beach 96 Poor
Treasure Island Beach 4 Good
Since this bacteriological marker result for the sample collected July 2, 2018 at Northshore Beach exceeded the acceptable criteria for Enterococci as established by the Healthy Beaches Categories, signs warning swimmers have been posted along the waterway. Notification has also been made to the Sailing Center, USF and The Harborage.
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
The waters near North Shore Beach have been resampled and test results will be available tomorrow. Researchers will continue to sample and test until we are able to report satisfactory recreational water quality results.
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.