'No swimming' advisory for Dubois Park lifted

JUPITER, Fla. - A "No Swimming" advisory issued last week for Dubois Park was lifted Wednesday evening after bacterial levels in the water tested in the good range, according to a media release.

The advisory had been in effect since February 25th after staff, conducting routine water checks for enterococci at 13 area locations, including Dubois Park, found unsafe levels of the bacteria.

The re-sampling at Dubois showed it to be in the good range of 30 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water for enterococci.

Health department staff regularly samples the beach waters at 13 locations from Boca Raton to Jupiter for enterococci as recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA. The samples are tested for concentrations of the bacteria and a value assigned to indicate poor, moderate or good ranges.

To obtain information regarding the quality of beach water for Palm Beach County and throughout the state, visit www.floridahealth.gov and click on “beach water quality.”

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