Guard Shore Beach Water Bacteria Levels Improved
(Accomac, VA.) The Eastern Shore Health District has lifted the swimming advisory that had been in place at Guard Shore Beach near Bloxom, Virginia. Recent follow up testing confirmed that bacteria levels in the water once again meet the State Water Quality Standards.
Signs have been removed from Guard Shore Beach, previously alerting the public of the advisory. Environmental health officials collect water samples from Guard Shore Beach weekly throughout the summer swimming season. Beach water monitoring on the Eastern Shore of Virginia normally ends the week of Labor Day.
For additional information about the recent beach advisory, contact the Eastern Shore Health District at (757)787-5886.
To learn more about the beach water monitoring program in Virginia visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental epidemiology/beach-monitoring/. For more information about recreational water swimming safety visit the website www.swimhealthyva.com