Swimming advisory lifted for Hilton Park Beach

Posted at 8:45 AM, Jun 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-30 08:45:27-04

Newport News, Va. – The swimming advisory has been lifted for Hilton Park Beach in Newport News.

The Peninsula Health District has received results from re-sampling completed on Thursday, June 26, 2014. These results indicate that bacteria levels in the water at Hilton Park public beach meet the state water quality standards for recreational waters.

The swimming advisory is no longer in effect at this location.

Environmental health officials sample Hilton, Huntington, Yorktown, King-Lincoln and Anderson public beaches on a weekly basis during the swimming season from May to September.

Residents are reminded to observe the following guidelines as they enjoy the summer swimming season:

• Do not swim in water that looks stagnant, muddy, or smells unpleasant.

• Avoid swallowing river, stream, lake or other recreational water.

• Prevent direct contact between broken skin and recreational water.

• Avoid swimming in natural water bodies (rivers, streams, lakes, etc.) for several days after a heavy rainfall.