Beach Advisories Lifted for Two St. Simons Beaches
The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the advisories North Beach at Goulds Inlet (Fifteenth to Tenth St.) and South Beach at the Lighthouse (9th St. to Pier) on St. Simons Island. Advisories remain in effect for Massengale Park Beach (Driftwood Dr. to Cedar St.), 5th St. Crossover Beach (Cedar St. to 9th St.).
The advisories were issued on February 19 after routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.
Subsequent water samples taken from North Beach at Goulds Inlet and South Beach at the Lighthouse showed that the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisories have been lifted.
For more information about beach water advisories, go to www.gachd.org and click on the Environmental Health tab at the top of the page.
Contact: Sally Silbermann 912.644.5217
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