• Florida Department of Health lifts swim advisory for Vilano Beach

    By: Amanda Winkle

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    The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County lifted a swim advisory for Vilano Beach, according to a release.

    The advisory was lifted Sunday after the department issued it two days before. 

    Lab results show that the water quality met U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards. 


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    Tests found on Friday 200 colony forming units (CFU) of enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water. The Environmental Protection Agency's standard states that water quality was considered poor if more than 70 CFU are found per 100 milliliters of marine water.

    The DOH said "The presence of enteric bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage."


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    The DOH in St. Johns County monitors the quality of saltwater beach water at six beaches on a seasonal bi-weekly basis from March through October as part of the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program.

    Anyone who has questions is asked to contact the Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County at 904-209-3250 or visit the Department of Health’s Internet Beach Water Quality website


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