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No Swimming Advisory Canceled for Dubois Park Lagoon and Lantana Beach

By Public Health Communications

April 25, 2016

Palm Beach County, FL - Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has CANCELED a “No Swimming Advisory” for Dubois Park’s Wading Lagoon and Lantana Beach after recent samplings at both beaches tested in the "GOOD" range.

Causes of the elevated level that prompted the advisory are unknown but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, or runoff following heavy rains. The advisory is canceled following resampling tests indicating the levels in the good range.

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 quality”.

*A Poor rating may result in a resampling event to confirm poor conditions; otherwise aHealth Advisory 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.

Beach Action Values (BAV) Enterococcus Results Description
GOOD MODERATE POOR *(unsatisfactory)
0-35 Enterococcus CFU per 100 ml
of marine water
36-70 Enterococcus CFU per 100 ml
of marine water
71 or greater Enterococcus CFU
per 100 ml
of marine water

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