Health Advisory Issued For Tampa Beaches

Health Advisory

A Health Advisory has been issued for Picnic Island Beach and Davis Island Beach based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA.

This should be considered a potential risk to the bathing public.

Samples taken Monday were above threshold for enterococci bacteria. The beach will be re-sampled, Monday, July 14th, 2014.

When re-sampling indicates that the water is within the satisfactory range, the advisory will be lifted.

Water quality categorizations are based upon: United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended standard for enterococci of no more than 104 colony forming units per 100 milliliters of marine water.