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Health Advisory Cancelled Two Beaches

By Public Health Communications

September 22, 2017

Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County has CANCELLED the HEALTH ADVISORY for two beaches, Phil Foster Park and Jupiter Beach,  Boynton Beach remains under advisory.  Retest sampling showed bacterial levels in the water to be less than 35 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water at Jupiter Beach  putting it in the GOOD range, Phil Foster tested in the MODERATE range at 42 colonies per 100 milliliters and is now satisfactory.  

Causes of the elevated level that prompted the advisory are unknown but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, high surf from high winds and high tides or runoff following heavy rains. The DOH-Palm Beach always encourages rinsing with fresh water after swimming in any natural body of water.

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  Resample:  09-20-17 Original sample date 09-19-2017

Site

Name

City

Fecal

Coliform

Enterococci

Enteroc

Geo Mean

Water   Quality

Status

1

Dubois Park

Jupiter

     

50

 

Moderate

Satisfactory

2

Jupiter   Beach Park

Jupiter

     

80 (new<10)

 

GOOD

Satisfactory

3

Carlin Park

Jupiter

     

60

 

Moderate

Satisfactory

4

Riviera Beach

Riviera Bch

     

20

 

Good

Satisfactory

5

Phil Foster

Riviera Bch

     

200(new 42)

 

Moderate

Satisfactory

7

Palm Beach

Palm Beach

     

<10

 

Good

Satisfactory

8

Lake Worth- Kreusler

Lake Worth

     

20

 

Good

Satisfactory

9

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Ridge

     

20

 

Good

Satisfactory

10

Boynton   Beach

Ocean   Ridge

     

80 (new 119)

 

POOR

ADVISORY

12

Sandoway-Delray Bch

Delray Bch

     

20

 

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

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