the florida department of health in citrus county issues no swim advisory for fort island beach

This page was created programmatically, to read the article in its original location you can go to the link bellow:
https://citrus.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2022/09/Article.html
and if you want to remove this article from our site please contact us


September 16, 2022

the florida department of health in
Citrus county issues NO swim advisory
for fort island beach

Swimming is Not Recommended

Contact:
Amy Douglas, APR
[email protected]
352-513-6057 Office
352-423-0775 Mobile

[Lecanto, Fla.] — The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus)  has issued a No Swim Advisory for the waters at Fort Island Beach.  This should be considered a potential health risk to bathing public and swimming is not recommended.

DOH-Citrus has been conducting saltwater beach water quality monitoring at Fort Island Gulf Beach once a week, through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program.  The water samples are being analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci), that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, and which may indicate increased risk of human disease, infections, or rashes.  The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife, and human sewage.

If you should have any questions please contact DOH-Citrus at 352-513-6100, or visit the Department of Health’s Beach Water Quality website (http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality/index.html).

For more information about DOH-Citrus, visit www.citrus.floridahealth.gov or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthCitrus.




This page was created programmatically, to read the article in its original location you can go to the link bellow:
https://citrus.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2022/09/Article.html
and if you want to remove this article from our site please contact us

Leave a Reply

You have to agree to the comment policy.

eleven + eight =