Health advisory issued for 3 Tampa Bay area beaches

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Hillsborough health officials issued a health advisory for three Tampa Bay area beaches based on the criteria for enterococci bacteria recommended by the EPA.

  • Simmons Beach
  • Picnic Island Beach
  • Davis Island Beach

This is considered a potential risk to the bathing public, officials said. Samples taken Wednesday were above threshold for enterococci bacteria.

The beaches will be re-sampled, Monday, June 13, and when the re-sampling indicates that the water is within the satisfactory range, the advisory will be lifted, officials said.

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