Water advisory lifted for Tybee’s Polk Street Beach

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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – A water advisory issued for Tybee Island’s Polk Street Beach on Tuesday has been lifted.

The advisory impacted only the area that stretches from the end of the beach on the north side of Tybee Island to the jetty.

According to the Chatham County Health Department, the advisory was issued when routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococcus bacteria on the beach in the area.

Subsequent tests showed the levels had dropped below the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits, prompting the lift.

Check out the health department’s Beach Water Advisory FAQ here for information on water testing and more.

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