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All Beaches Test Satisfactory

By press50@flhealth.gov

October 18, 2018

 

Palm Beach County, FL - Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Healthy Beaches Program found all beaches tested satisfactory this week following Monday’s sampling, No advisories posted.

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 10-15-2018

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

<20

Good

Satisfactory

9

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Ridge

<10

Good

Satisfactory

10

Boynton Beach

Ocean Ridge

<10

Good

Satisfactory

12

Sandoway-Delray

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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