STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2015
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277



MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory
One Advisory Still in Effect

(JACKSON, Miss.)The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory on Tuesday. Water samples at this stations show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels.

The advisory has been lifted for the following station:

►Station 3 – Waveland Beach (Waveland) – from Oak Boulevard to Favre Street.


There is also currently one other station in Gulfport remaining under an advisory:

►Station 8 – Gulfport West Beach – from Maria Avenue to Camp Avenue.

When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisory will be lifted. 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.


To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@deq.state.ms.us for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.

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