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UPDATE: No swim advisory LIFTED for Palma Sola South

The most recent Florida Healthy Beaches monitoring on July 5th shows that the presence of bacteria at Palma Sola South has returned to a safe level.

FDOH: No swim advisory issued for Palma Sola South

BRADENTON – A no-swim advisory was issued for Palma Sola South Friday evening [July 1st] by the Florida Department of Health.

Water samples taken this week indicate there is an elevated level of Enterococci bacteria, which can bring human disease, infections or rashes, according to the health department.

Enterococci bacteria are an indication of fecal pollution, which could be from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife, and human sewage, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The county regularly monitors beach water quality through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. The ban will be lifted once the levels are read as acceptable, the FDH explains.

Other Manatee County beaches are not under advisories.

Additional information about the Healthy Beaches Program can be found by calling 941-714-7593 or by visiting the Florida Department of Health’s website.