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‘No Swim’ advisory issued for Brohard Beach

As a precaution, Sarasota County health officials have issued a "No Swim" advisory for Brohard Beach.

The amount of enterococcus bacteria found during routine weekly water quality testing on Wednesday, August 28, were outside acceptable limits. The beach remains open; however, wading, swimming and water recreation is not recommended as long as there is an advisory in place. NO SWIM

Some bacteria are naturally present in the environment. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found a link between human health and water quality. Signage advising the public not to swim or engage in water recreation will stay in place until follow-up water testing results meet the EPA's recreational water quality standard.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County expects to have the next round of test results available on Friday, August 30, 2019 after 2 p.m.