Three St. Pete waterways unsafe for swimming because of bacteria

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Testing revealed three St. Petersburg waterways have higher-than-acceptable bacterial levels.

Officials said Salt Creek, Lassing Park and and Fossil Park have “poor water quality.” The issue is Enterococci bacteria.

People should not swim in these areas until further testing is completed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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