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Boca Grande Beach Advisory Lifted

By Jennifer S. Sexton

August 03, 2018

August 3, 2018

BOCA GRANDE BEACH ADVISORY LIFTED

Health Officials report improved water quality for Boca Grande

Contact:
Jennifer S. Sexton
Jennifer.Sexton@flhealth.gov
941-624-7200 ext. 7279

Port Charlotte, Fla. — A beach advisory that has been in place at Boca Grande since Thursday, July 26 has been lifted today. Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County officials received testing results today that contained acceptable levels of enterococcus bacteria.

The beach advisory signage related to bacteria levels at Boca Grande will be removed.

The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County monitors water quality regularly at 10 sites along the coastline. The intent of this program is to provide county residents and visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on the water quality at our beaches. Click here for beach water testing results.

The Department of Health reminds residents and visitors that although bacteria are at safe levels again, it is still important to avoid organisms that live in or near the water, and stay clear of algae blooms.

If you experience illness related to an algae bloom, please call the Florida Poison Control Center at 1- 800-222-1222.

To report algae blooms, contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at 855-305-3903.

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