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No Swimming Advisory Canceled for Dubois Park

By DOH-Palm Beach Communications Office

September 24, 2015

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 tested in the good range.

The area affected is Dubois Park’s small lagoon located just off the Jupiter Inlet.

Causes of the elevated level are unknown but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, or runoff following heavy rains. Tidal flushing and good outflow generally reduce the bacterial levels into the good range at this site. All other beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter tested in the good range earlier this week.

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 spores per 100 ml of marine water

0-35 CFU/100 mL Enterococcus spores Geometric Mean.
36-104 Enterococcus spores per 100 ml of marine water

105 or greater Enterococcus spores per 100 ml of marine water

36 and over CFU/100 mL Enterococcus spores Geometric Mean