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Salt Water Beach Monitoring All Test in Good Range

By Public Health Communications

May 05, 2017

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: 5-3-2017

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 Bch

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

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