"No Swim" advisory issued for Brohard Beach in Venice
Thursday, September 26th 2019, 1:21 PM EDT
SARASOTA - Sarasota County health officials have issued another "No Swim" advisory for Brohard Beach.
According to a press release from The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, the amount of enterococcus bacteria found during routine weekly water quality testing on Wednesday, September 25, 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.
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.
Enterococcus bacteria comes from a variety of natural and human-made sources. These include pet waste, livestock, birds, wildlife (land-dwelling and marine), stormwater runoff, or human sewage from failed septic systems and sewage spills.
Officials issued a "no-swim" advisory for Brohard Beach on August 29.
For more information:
- Visit https://ourgulfenvironment.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.
- The local visitor and convention bureau known as Visit Sarasota County also provides extensive information about the Sarasota area, including its beaches. The website is www.visitsarasota.org.