No Swim Advisory Issued for Siesta Beach in Sarasota County

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY AUG 21, 2020

s a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for the following beach: Siesta Beach at 948 Beach Road, Sarasota.  The amount of enterococcus bacteria found during water quality testing on Monday, August 17 were outside acceptable limits. The beach remains open, however, wading, swimming and water recreation is not recommended as long as there is an advisory in place. Some bacteria are naturally present in the environment. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found a link between health and water quality. Signage advising the public not to swim or engage in water recreation will stay in place until follow-up water testing results meet the EPA's recreational water quality standard. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County expects to have the next round of test results available Friday, August 21 after 2 pm.

Click here for beach water testing results of area Gulf beaches.

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