VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County health officials have lifted the “no swim” advisory at Brohard Beach.
The DOH said that a water quality sample showed a high level of enterococcus bacteria. This bacteria can come from pet waste, livestock, birds, wildlife and human sewage.
The Florida Department of Health has now lifted that order, saying that levels are once again safe.
Brohard Beach is a pet-friendly beach, and while residents can walk their pups on a leash on the sand, they are encouraged not to let animals swim in the water. They are also asking pet-owners to clean up after their pets. Additionally, children in diapers and people of all ages with diarrhea should not go into the water.