Swimming advisory lifted for Buckroe Beach in Hampton

Posted at 1:21 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 16:27:46-04

HAMPTON, Va. – The swimming advisory that was issued Wednesday for Buckroe Mid Beach in Hampton was lifted Thursday afternoon.

According to the Virginia Department of Health Beach Monitoring, bacteria results from a recent test were above 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.