Beach water advisory lifted for part of Tybee Island

Beach water advisory lifted for part of Tybee Island
Coast off Tybee Island.

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Department of Public Health has lifted a beach water advisory for part of Tybee Island.

The advisory was issued on June 25 for the Tybee Strand Beach, which is the area near the pier. It was issued 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.

The water was retested and the advisory was lifted on Wednesday, June 26, after samples showed the bacteria levels had dropped below EPA’s recommended limits.

Below is a Frequently Asked Questions guide from the Coastal Health District:

Copyright 2019 WTOC. All rights reserved.