No Swim Advisory has been issued for Palma Sola South located along SR 64
Bradenton, FL – A No Swim Advisory has been issued for Palma Sola South (SP-6), located along SR64 near Palma Sola Bay in Manatee County. Other beaches located in Manatee County are not under advisory. A No Swim Advisory indicates that water contact may pose an increased risk of infectious diseases to humans.
Florida Department of Health in Manatee County officials have received test results from samples taken at Palma Sola South (SP-6) on March 28 and March 30 that show an elevated level of enterococci bacteria. The advisory will be in effect until the water meets Environmental Protection Agency safety guidelines.
Manatee County has conducted beach water quality monitoring since August 2002 through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) which may cause human disease, infections or rashes. The purpose of the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program is to provide residents with up-to-date information about water quality to protect the health of all Manatee County beach goers.
Additional information about the Healthy Beaches program can be found by calling (941) 714-7593, or by visiting the Florida Department of Health’s website at www.FloridaHealth.gov and selecting Beach Water Quality under the Environmental Health tab of the navigation bar.
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