‘No Swim’ advisory lifted at the Venice Fishing Pier

'No Swim' Advisory for Venice

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County health officials have lifted a “No Swim" advisory Friday for the Venice Fishing Pier.

On Monday, a water quality test found a large amount of bacteria found in the water that was outside acceptable limits. The bacteria could be caused by pet waste, livestock, birds, wildlife and human sewage from failed septic systems and sewage spills.

Officials say no sewage spills had been reported within one mile of the beach in the past two weeks. Sarasota County and the City of Venice has determined that the cause of the the higher bacteria levels is likely due to natural sources.

A second water quality test was performed on Friday and health officials say the results came back with no bacteria concerns. The “No Swim” advisory was lifted.

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