GLYNN COUNTY, GA – The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the bacteria-related beach water advisories on St. Simons Island.
Advisories have been lifted for:
East Beach at Old Coast Guard Station (Tenth St. to Driftwood Dr.)
Massengale Park Beach (Driftwood Dr. to Cedar St.)
Fifth Street Crossover Beach (Cedar St. to Ninth St.)
South Beach at the Lighthouse (Ninth St. to the Pier)
The advisories were issued on November 5, 2019 after routine water quality tests showed a
high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.
Subsequent water samples 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 testing, go to GaCHD.org and click on the
Environmental Health tab at the top of the page.
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