Post Date: 8/24/2018
SARASOTA COUNTY - A "No Swim" advisory issued Thursday, Aug. 23. for Siesta Beach has been lifted. Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County officials received testing results today that were at a satisfactory level meeting both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state recreational water standards. Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at this beach site. The "no swim" advisory signage has been removed at Siesta Beach.
The advisory remains in effect for the Venice Fishing Pier Beach, Longboat Key Beach, Brohard Beach and Lido Casino Beach.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County monitors water quality weekly at 16 sites along Sarasota's 34 miles of beaches. The intent of this program is to provide county residents and visitors with accurate, up-to-date information on the water quality at our beaches.
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County expects to have the next round of test results available on Saturday, Aug. 25.
When making beach day plans, be sure to check the latest reports on beach conditions. Click here for beach water testing results.
For more information:
Visit OurGulfEnvironment.scgov.net and click on water monitoring and then bacterial testing to check beach water testing results of area Gulf beaches.
- Call 941-BEACHES (941-232-2437) or visit www.visitbeaches.org. Click on the same link to the mobile-friendly version of the beach conditions report.
- Visit Sarasota County also provides extensive information about Sarasota, including its beaches. The website is www.visitsarasota.com.