NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Peninsula Health District has lifted the swimming advisory for Hilton Beach.
Samples collected on June 8 by the health district showed that bacteria levels in the water exceeded the state water quality standard.
After receiving results from re-sampling completed on Thursday, June 10, the results indicate that bacteria levels in the water at the beach meet the state water quality standards for recreational waters.
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.