Testing shows safe water conditions based on test results received Aug. 11
The “No swim” advisory that has been in place at Venice Fishing Pier Beach since Thursday, Aug. 4, has been lifted, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has announced.
Department officials received testing results on Aug. 11 that were at a satisfactory level, meeting both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards, a news release says. “Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at this beach site,” the release adds. The “no swim” advisory signage will be removed.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County monitors water quality weekly at 16 sites along Sarasota’s 34 miles of beaches, the release points out. “The intent of this program is to provide county residents and visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on the water quality at our beaches,” it says. Click here for beach water testing results.
When making beach day plans, be sure to check the latest reports on beach conditions, the release advises.
For more information:
- Visit https://OurGulfEnvironment.scgov.net and click on “water monitoring” and then “bacterial testing” to check beach water testing results of area Gulf beaches.
- Call 941-BEACHES (941-232-2437) or visit www.mote.org/beaches. Click on the same link to the mobile-friendly version of the beach conditions report.