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No Swimming Advisory Cancelled for Dubois Park

By Public Health Communications

January 02, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 1, 2015

contact: Public Information 561-671-4014

NO SWIMMING ADVISORY CANCELLED–DUBOIS PARK

Jupiter, FL - Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has CANCELLED the “No Swimming Advisory” posted earlier this week for Dubois Park after recent sampling showed bacterial levels in the water to be in the good range.

The areas affected were Dubois Park’s small lagoon located just off the Jupiter Inlet which tested at less than 30 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water.

Causes of the elevated level are unknown but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, or runoff following heavy rains.

Health department staff samples the beach waters at 13 locations from Boca Raton to Jupiter for enterococci as recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA. The samples are laboratory tested for concentrations and a value assigned to indicate poor, moderate or good ranges.

Beach water quality for Palm Beach County and throughout the state can be found at www.floridahealth.gov and click on “beach water quality”.


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Enterococcus Results Description
Good Moderate Poor*

0-35 Enterococcus sp per 100 ml of marine water

0-35 CFU/100 mL Enterococcus sp Geometric Mean

36-104 Enterococcus sp per 100 ml of marine water

105 or greater Enterococcus sp per 100 ml of marine water

36 and over CFU/100 mL Enterococcus sp Geometric Mean


*A Poor rating may result in a resampling event to confirm poor conditions, otherwise a Health Advisory or Warning will be issued immediately. These indicate that contact with the water at this site may pose increased risk of infectious disease, particularly for susceptible individuals

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