Manatee County - No Swim Advisory Issued for Bayfront Park North


A No Swim Advisory has been issued for Bayfront Park North (SP-1) in Manatee County.

Bayfront Park North is located near the north end of Bayfront Park approximately 100 feet south of the northern park boundary. 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 received testing results from Bayfront Park North (SP-1) on June 1 and 3 that showed an elevated level of enterococci bacteria. The advisory will be in effect until the water meets Environmental Protection Agency safety guidelines.

Other water recreation areas located in Manatee County are not currently under advisory.

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.