BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, is working closely with local officials to advise residents that one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast may have a high bacteria level:
The site is Station 4 in Hancock County near St. Charles Street in Bay St. Louis.
This advisory is not connected to any oil spill activity.
MDEQ strongly advises against swimming and other water contact in these waters until water samples show a consistent safe level for human contact. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory will be lifted. Additionally, 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.
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, will notify the agency when the area has returned to acceptable levels.
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