Health Department issues swimming advisory

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a public swimming advisory for the waters of Bon Secour Bay at Mary Ann Nelson Park, at the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road 1.

ADPH advises the public that two recent successive tests of swimming water quality at Mary Ann Nelson Park were poor. Swimming in these areas may lead to an increased risk of illness.

Monitoring will continue, and the advisory will be lifted once bacteria values fall below the Environmental Protection Agency’s threshold of 104 enterococcus organisms per 100 milliliters for marine water. The site is being retested today and the result will be available tomorrow afternoon.

Health Department issues swimming advisory