STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
PHIL BRYANT, GOVERNOR

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
GARY C. RIKARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
601/961-5277


MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 5 in Pass Christian

(JACKSON, Miss.)The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Wednesday for sampling station 5 (Pass Christian West Beach). Advisories remain in effect for stations 14, 19, and 20.

An advisory is lifted for:

Station 5 -- Pass Christian West Beach -- near Lady Mary Ave. -- from Fort Henry Ave. east to Elliot St.

Advisories remain in effect for:

Station 14 – Front Beach near Martin Ave. (Ocean Springs) -- from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.

Station 19 -- Pascagoula Beach West -- from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.

Station 20 -- Pascagoula Beach East -- from Westwood St. east to Grand Oaks Dr.

These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.

More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the status of beach advisories is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.

To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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Robbie Wilbur
Communications Director
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225
rwilbur@mdeq.ms.gov
601-961-5277 (office)
601-421-5699 (cell)
@MDEQ