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Health Advisory Canceled Seven Beaches

By Public Health Communications

November 02, 2017

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL—The HEALTH ADVISORY issued by Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, Wednesday, November 1, has been canceled for seven beaches, Dubois Park, Jupiter Beach, Carlin Park, Phil Foster, Ocean Ridge, Boynton Beach, South Inlet Park.  Lab results from the retesting showed the beaches to be satisfactory and all in the good or moderate range. 

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: 11-2-2017

 Date of Sample: Site

Name

City

Enterococci

Water Quality

Status

1

Dubois Park

Jupiter

<70

Moderate

Satisfactory

2

Jupiter Beach Park

Jupiter

<36

Good

Satisfactory

3

Carlin Park

Jupiter

<36

Good

Satisfactory

4

Riviera Beach

Riviera Bch

10

Good

Satisfactory

5

Phil Foster

Riviera Bch

<36

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

<36

Good

Satisfactory

10

Boynton Beach

Ocean Ridge

<36

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

<70

Moderate

Satisfactory

15

Lantana Beach

Lantana

10

Good

Satisfactory

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