Latest Beach Swimming Advisory Information

Chatham County, GA

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA – The Chatham County Health Department has lifted the beach water advisories for Strand Beach at the Pier (11th Street to 18th Street) and South Beach at Chatham Street (18th Street to Inlet Avenue).

The advisories were issued on January 5, 2022 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 the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisories have been lifted.

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