Water quality swimming advisory lifted for ocean-side site in Dare County

State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory at an ocean-side site in Dare County.

The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.

Precautionary water quality swimming advisory issued for sound-side area in Surf City

State recreational water quality officials today issued a precautionary advisory warning the public against swimming and waterplay near and in an area of the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City.

The warning pertains to waters between the Highway 210 Bridge and Beacon #65, including waters in Waters Bay and a portion of Stump Sound.

The advisory is due to public health risks associated with a wastewater spill caused by a lightning strike. The Town of Surf City reported that 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater potentially discharged into Waters Bay.

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