The Glynn County Health Department has issued an advisory for East Beach at the old Coast Guard station (10th Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island.
This advisory is only for the specified area and does not impact any other beaches on the island. This beach-water advisory is to alert the public of a possible risk of illness associated with water contact but does not mean the beach is closed.
The Glynn County Health Department recommends no swimming or wading in the water in the area under advisory. Fish and other seafood caught from this area should be thoroughly washed with fresh water and thoroughly cooked before eating, as should fish or seafood caught from any waters.
The area will be retested and the advisory will be lifted when tests show the bacteria levels meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended standards.
For more information about beach water advisories, go to www.gachd.org and click on the Environmental Health tab at the top of the page.