The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the bacteria-related beach water advisories on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.
Advisories have been lifted for:
North Beach at Goulds Inlet – from Fifteenth to Tenth Streets on St. Simons Island
East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station – from Tenth Street to Driftwood Drive on St. Simons Island
Driftwood Beach – from Beach KM Marker 1 to Tallu Fish Lane on Jekyll Island
The advisories were issued on June 9, 2020 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.
For a printable version of this notification, click HERE.