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Health Advisory Lifted *Jaycee Park*

By Arlease Hall

March 26, 2019

Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County has lifted the swimming advisory at Jaycee Park on South Hutchinson Island. A new sample was taken on Monday, March 25, 2019, and test results returned today were in the good range.

The advisory was issued because the level of enteric bacteria exceeded the standard set by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in samples collected last week.  

Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County, Environmental Health Division, has been conducting saltwater beach water quality monitoring since July 2000, through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. The Health Department monitors 6 sites, every other week. The water samples are analyzed for enterococci bacteria.

For results of all St. Lucie County beaches sampled, visit the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County website at click on Environmental Health, then select Health Beaches Program, then select Florida Healthy Beaches Website.

For more information, please contact St. Lucie’s Environmental Health Division at 772-873-4931.