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NEWS RELEASE: SWIM ADVISORIES LIFTED FOR SILVER BEACH, FRANK RENDON PARK, DUNLAWTON AVE, TORONITA AVE, SOUTH JETTY, AND 27TH AVE, NEW SMYRNA BEACH APPROACHES

By Ethan Johnson

December 28, 2021

Media contact:

Ethan Johnson

386-274-0817

Chd64pio@flhealth.gov

 

Daytona Beach — The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has lifted a swim advisory for the Silver Beach Ave, Frank Rendon Park, Dunlawton Ave, Toronita Ave areas of the beach in Daytona Beach and the South Jetty and 27th Ave areas in New Smyrna Beach. The advisory was issued Wednesday as a result of recent water sampling as part of the HealthyBeaches Program.

Additional ocean water samples were taken Monday. The laboratory analysis received today show the water has returned to acceptable levels. There are currently no swimming advisories in place in Volusia County.

The Healthy Beaches Program monitors 10 sites that span more than 40 miles of Volusia County’s beaches. Bacteria levels were acceptable at all other sites tested. The advisory only is for the areas listed. The advisory will be lifted when bacteria levels drop.

Every two weeks, ocean water samples are analyzed for enterococci bacteria. Enterococci bacteria can be found in the intestinal tract of humans and other animals. Associated bacteria can cause gastrointestinal illness, upper respiratory infections, or skin infections if open wounds or sores exist. 

Established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, enterococci single sample criteria are:

  • Good: 0-35 Enterococci CFU per 100 ml of marine water
  • Moderate: 36-70 Enterococci CFU per 100 ml of marine water
  • Poor (unsatisfactory): 71 or greater Enterococci CFU per 100 ml of marine water

 

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