Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Issued Simultaneous Rec Water Advisories
Last week, Rehoboth received its first recreational/swimming advisory of the summer.
Today, DNREC issued simultaneous recreational water advisories for Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach.
The advisories warned swimmers to “use caution and/or avoid prolonged periods in the water” because of “bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard.”
The samples were taken Wednesday. Rehoboth had 1313 colonies/100ml of Enterococcoi. That is more than double last week’s.
Bethany’s sample had 3873 colonies/100ml of Enterococcoi while Dewey was the lowest, only 160 colonies/100ml, but still above the geometric mean of 35 colonies/100ml.