Beach Advisory Removed
April 23, 2019
Contact: Tammy Yzaguirre
BEACH ADVISORY REMOVED
Cape Coral Yacht Club Tests Below Unsafe Level
Lee County, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is removing the advisory to stay out of the water at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Tests completed today for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken April 22, 2019 showed levels under the maximum contaminant level.
This beach park is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral.
Enterococcus bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of an elevated concentration of these bacteria is an indicator of pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage.
Elevated levels of Enterococcus bacteria have been associated with an increased risk of swimming-associated gastroenteritis illness (diarrhea and abdominal pain).
For more information call (239) 274-2200 or go to http://lee.floridahealth.gov/.
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