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Health advisories issued for two Tampa beaches

TAMPA — Hillsborough County health officials have issued an advisory for two Tampa beaches after testing revealed high amounts of bacteria in the water.

Water samples taken Monday at Davis Islands Beach and Cypress Point Beach both contained levels of bacteria that were higher than what is considered safe, officials said. That presents a health risk to beachgoers because the bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution.

Water samples will be tested again Monday. When the samples show levels of bacteria that are considered safe, the advisories will be lifted.

A separate advisory issued last week for Ben T. Davis Beach was lifted Wednesday after officials said water samples showed bacteria counts there had returned to safe levels.

Health advisories issued for two Tampa beaches 07/03/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:00pm]
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