County health officials have issued no-swimming advisories for Palm Beach County parks in Jupiter and Ocean Ridge after recent testing show high levels of bacteria in the water.
The advisories were issued Tuesday evening for the Ocean Inlet Park Beach in Ocean Ridge and the Dubois Park lagoon in Jupiter.
Recent test samples showed bacterial levels to be greater than 71 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water, the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County said. Samples must be under at 70 colonies for the advisories to be lifted.
The elevated bacterial levels are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational usage, high surf from high winds and high tides, or runoff following heavy rainfall.
The advisories will remain in effect until further notice. Health officials will test the water again in the next few days.
The ruling does not close beaches. Those who go into the water are urged to shower promptly upon leaving it.