The Atlantic County Division of Public Health has advised the towns of Atlantic City, Ventnor and Margate that water samples collected from ocean waters along its beaches on Monday, June 11th, have indicated bacteria levels higher than the recreational bathing standard.
As a result, swimming advisories are currently in place. However, beaches remain open.
Additional water samples were collected earlier today and resample results will be available on Wednesday, June 13th.
High bacteria levels may result from storm water runoff from heavy rainfall as occurred on Sunday, June 10th and early Monday, June 11th, the day the original samples were taken. Bacteria levels often change with the weather, tides and currents.
Advisories will be lifted once sample results indicate bacteria levels have returned to acceptable recreational bathing levels. According to the Division of Public Health, that could be as early as Wednesday afternoon.