Swimming advisory lifted for Newport News beach

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 12:32:11-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Peninsula Health District has lifted a swimming advisory for Hilton Beach Friday.

Water testing revealed enterococci bacteria levels at this location exceed state water quality standards.

Signs are posted at the beaches alerting the public of the advisory. The signs read: “Warning swimmers - bacteria levels do not meet state water quality standards, swimming not advised until further notice”.

Recreational waters are monitored for bacteria routinely during the summer swimming season, using indicator organisms such as enterococci, the indicator of choice for estuarine and marine waters.