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UPDATE: Swimming advisory lifted for southern end of Sandbridge

UPDATE:  The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health has lifted the swimming and wading advisory that was issued Wednesday for the farthest southern end of Sandbridge, from Sea Scape Road to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Lab results showed bacteria levels in the water meet the State Water Quality Standards.

Signs have been removed that previously alerted the public of the advisory.


A swimming and wading advisory has been issued by the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health for the farthest southern end of Sandbridge, from Sea Scape Road to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Recent testing conducted by the Health Department showed that bacteria levels in the water exceeded the State Water Quality Standards.

The advisory does not affect the Virginia Beach resort area.

Signs will be posted on the beach between Sea Scape Road and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to alert the public of the swimming and wading advisory.  ‘

Health officials will continue testing the site until the water quality meets the state water quality standards.  When the sampling test results meet the standards, the signs will be removed.

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