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Beach Advisory Signs

  1. If the criterion for E. coli bacteria is exceeded, a recommendation will be made for posting the beach with signs that advise against swimming due to high bacteria levels.
  2. Suggested language for posting a beach includes: Water Quality Advisory - Bacterial levels here currently exceed state standards. Children, the elderly and those in ill health are advised not to swim.
  3. Advisory signs should be of sufficient size to be easily read and posted in a conspicuous location to be easily seen, preferably near all commonly used entrances and at other places of congregation at the beach (e.g., rest rooms, changing areas, lifeguard stations, etc.)
  4. Signs should be readily available at all times in the event a posting is suggested or required.

Page Reviewed: 11/24/15