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All Beaches Test Good

By Public Health Communications

June 28, 2017

Palm Beach County, FL—Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Healthy Beaches sampling program found all beaches to be satisfactory and in the good to moderate range 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 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: 6-26-2017

Palm Beach County, FL—Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Healthy Beaches sampling program found all beaches to be satisfactory and in the good to moderate range 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 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: 6-26-2017

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

      50

Moderate  

Satisfactory

13

Spanish River

Boca Raton

      50

Moderate  

Satisfactory

14

South Inlet Park

Boca Raton

      70

Moderate  

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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