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Aug. 30, 2018 – The swimming advisory issued Wednesday for Buckroe Beach was lifted Thursday after new samplings showed that the bacteria levels in the water met state standards.
The Health Department regularly monitors recreational salt water for enterococci bacteria during the summer swimming season. While enterococci bacteria themselves don't cause illness, their presence indicates that there is fecal contamination and other harder-to-detect bacterial present. The most common illnesses caused are gastrointestinal.
Everyone is reminded to observe these guidelines as they enjoy the summer swimming season: