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NO SWIMMING ADVISORY CANCELED

By Public Health Information

August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

Dubois Park

Jupiter,  FL—Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has CANCELED the “No Swimming Advisory” for Dubois Park after recent sampling showed bacterial levels in the water to be in the GOOD range.

 Causes of the elevated level that prompted an earlier no swimming advisory 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.flhealthpalmbeach.org  and click on “beach water sampling”. 

*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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