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Health alerts for many beaches lifted, but not Ben T. Davis

TAMPA — High levels of bacteria at several local beaches receded just in time for swimming on Independence Day.

A health advisory for elevated entroccoci bacteria was issued one week ago for Davis Islands, Simmons Park, Cypress Point and Ben T. Davis beaches, according to the Hillsborough County Health Department.

After re-testing water samples this week, officials removed the health advisory from all the beaches except Ben T. Davis. Both the north and south sides of that beach failed the water quality standards.

The health advisory cautions swimmers and waders about the possible dangers of coming in contact with the water.

Ben T. Davis Beach will be re-tested at a later date to determine if the advisory can be lifted.

Health alerts for many beaches lifted, but not Ben T. Davis 07/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 8:07pm]
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