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Salt Water Beach Monitoring-All Test in Good Range-Palm Beach County

By Public Health Communications

April 19, 2017

Palm Beach County, FL—Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County, Salt water Beach Monitoring, this week has found all beaches to be in the good range and have a satisfactory rating. 

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 a Health 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

Date of Sample: 3-6-2017

Site

Name

City

Enterococci

Water   Quality

Status

1

Dubois Park

Jupiter

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

2

Jupiter Beach Park

Jupiter 

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

3

Carlin Park

Jupiter

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

4

Riviera Beach

Riviera Bch

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

5

Phil Foster

Riviera Bch

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

7

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

      10

Good   

   Satisfactory

8

Lake Worth- Kreusler

Lake Worth

      10

Good    

   Satisfactory

9

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Ridge 

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

10

Boynton Beach

Ocean Ridge

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

12

Sandoway-Delray Bc

Delray Bch

      10

Good   

   Satisfactory

13

Spanish River

Boca Raton

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

14

South Inlet Park

Boca Raton

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

15

Lantana Beach

Lantana

    <10

Good   

   Satisfactory

United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended criteria for enterococci is:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water,

Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water

Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water