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Bacteria Advisory Lifted: Waters near the Roosevelt Bridge and Leighton Park test in good range

By Renay Rouse

February 13, 2019

The bacteria advisory for the waters near the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart and Leighton Park in Palm City has been lifted following a series of samples in the good range. The areas will be tested again on Monday, February 18.

Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution.  The presence of these bacteria may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County conducts weekly water sampling at four sites along the St. Lucie River including the Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar.

Martin County beach sites are sampled every other week.

River and beach water sample results can be viewed at:

http://martin.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/environmental-health/beach-and-river-sampling/results/index.html