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No Swimming Advisory Posted Dubois Park

By Public Information

July 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 28, 2015

 NO SWIMMING ADVISORY POSTED–DUBOIS PARK

Jupiter,  FL - Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has POSTED theNo Swimming Advisory” for Dubois Park after recent sampling showed bacterial levels in the water to be in the poor range.

 The areas affected are Dubois Park’s small lagoon located just off the Jupiter Inlet which tested at 150 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”. 

*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.

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

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