Swimming advisory lifted for Ocean View beach

Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 17:03:07-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Public Health has lifted the swimming advisory Wednesday for the beach at 10th View in Ocean View.

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.