Swimming advisory issued for Ocean View beach

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A swimming advisory was issued for North Community Beach, in Ocean View, Tuesday.

Water sampling and testing showed that enterococci bacterial levels are exceeding the levels set by the State Water Quality Standards. 

Signs have been posted at the beach to alert the public of this advisory. Testing will continue and the advisory will be lifted when the water meets quality standards. 

Enterococcal bacteria are a group of indicator organisms used to determine the extent of fecal contamination in recreational waters. 

For more information on this, or any other swimming advisories, contact the Norfolk Department of Public Health Environmental Division at (757) 683-2712.


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