No Swim Advisory lifted for North Lido Beach

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 2:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 3:23 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Following an order issued earlier this week, Sarasota County officials have now lifted the “No Swim” advisory for North Lido Beach.

The advisory was issued due to elevated enterococcus bacteria found during water quality testing on Monday, July 26.

Some bacteria are naturally present in the environment. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found a link between health and water quality.

Enterococcus bacteria can come from a variety of natural and human-made sources. These include pet waste, livestock, birds, wildlife (land-dwelling and marine), stormwater runoff, and human sewage from failed septic systems and sewage spills.

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