NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The swimming advisory that was issued for Hilton Beach in Newport News has been lifted Thursday,
After receiving results from re-sampling completed on Wednesday, the Peninsula Health District has concluded that bacteria levels in the water at the beach once again 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The swimming advisory is no longer in effect at this location.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 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.