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Water Advisory Lifted

By Arlease Hall

May 04, 2016

Water Advisory Lifted for River Park Marina, Veterans Park, and Westmoreland Tract Canoe launch 

(St. Lucie, County) - Following samples in the acceptable range for enteric bacteria, the advisory for the river waters near River Park Marina, Veterans Park and Westmoreland Tract Canoe Launch has ended.

Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indicator of fecal pollution. The presence of these bacteria may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.

The advisory had been in effect since February. These areas will continue to be tested every other week along with ocean beaches, South Beach Causeway, and JC Park.

For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health Environmental Division in St. Lucie at 772-873-4931.

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