MDEQ Issues Beach Water Contact Advisory and Lifts One One Other in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, issued a water contact advisory Friday for Station 3 (Waveland Beach). The agency also lifted an advisory for Station 6 (Pass Christian Central Beach) and one remains in effect for Station 10 (Gulfport Central Beach). These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted.

The advisory is issued for:

  • Station 3 — Waveland Beach — the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.

The advisory is lifted for:

  • Station 6 — Pass Christian Central Beach — the extent is from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.

An advisory remains in effect for:

  • Station 10 — Gulfport Central Beach — the extent is from Alfonso Dr. east to Arkansas Ave.

Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the location of beach sampling stations is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches. To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov for inclusion in a public group email list, text “MDEQbeach” to 95577, and follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

T. R. Alfonso
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