TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County Health Department has lifted the advisory for Tybee Strand Beach at the Pier, which stretches from 11th to 18th street.
The advisory was issued on Wednesday, May 29 because the level of enterococcus bacteria found in the water was above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended standards. High levels increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers.
Water samples now show the bacteria levels have dropped below the EPA’s recommended limits so therefore, the advisory has been lifted.
For more information about beach water testing, click here.