STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277

September 2, 2015


MDEQ Lifts Water Contact Advisory for Station in Pass Christian
No Advisories Across the Coast

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory for one beach monitoring station in Pass Christian on Wednesday. There are currently no stations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast under an advisory.

The advisory issued August 27 has been lifted for:

► Station 7 – Pass Christian East Beach – from Espy Avenue east to Hayden Avenue.

Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria levels. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, which performs water sampling of the Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches for MDEQ, notifies the agency when an area returns to acceptable levels and safe conditions.

More on the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the current status of the beach monitoring stations can be found at: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/msbeach/index.cgi. Background information about the program and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are at this link: http://www.usm.edu/gcrl/msbeach/faq.htm.

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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