BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The health advisory has been lifted for several beach areas in Palm Beach County where the Florida Department of Health determined that levels of bacteria were potentially dangerous to swimmers.
Reopened as of Friday morning are the following locations closed earlier this week: Dubois Park, Jupiter Beach Park, Carlin Park, Riviera Beach, Phil Foster Park, Ocean Inlet Park, Sandoway-Delray Beach, Spanish River, and Lantana Beach
Health officials said the elevated bacteria could lead to infection and other health issues. Swimmers were prohibited from entering the water. The Department of Health issued this update late Thursday:
“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.”
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