Swimming advisories lifted for two Ocean View beaches

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 17:04:29-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Public Health lifted the swimming advisories for North Community Beach, located at 700 E. Ocean View Avenue, and the beach at 10th View in Ocean View Wednesday.

The advisory was issued Tuesday after samples taken showed bacteria results exceeded safe levels.

Recreational waters are checked during the summer months for high levels of bacteria.

Indicator organisms like enterococci are monitored and when they are too high, a sign is posted at the beach.

Enterococci are a group of organisms used to determine the amount of fecal contamination of recreation water. They do not cause illness but research shows when enterococci are present, other disease-causing organisms may be as well.