A health advisory has been issued to Ben T Davis Beach due to high bacterial levels. This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public, swimming is not recommendedThe samples taken exceeded the threshold for enterococci. The beach is resampled in her week.
If resampling indicates that the water is within satisfactory limits, the bacteriological health advisory will be lifted.
About High Bacterial Level Health Advisory
A warning will be issued when the beach action value is 70.5 or higher. This is set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Florida Department of Health in Hillsboro County has monitored coastal beach water quality at nine sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program since August 2000 and every two weeks since August 2000. are being implemented.
Water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals that can cause human illness, infections, or rashes. The presence of gut bacteria is a sign of faecal contamination from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife, and human sewage. The purpose of the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program is to determine if there are any significant water quality problems on Florida’s beaches.
Visit the Florida Department of Health’s Beach Water Quality website. To see seawater sampling results for a reporting county, click on the county name.
About the Florida Department of Health
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