Attention Singer Island Residents!
County health officials have issued a no-swim advisory at Phil Foster Park on Singer Island after high levels of bacteria were found in the marine water late Tuesday. The Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County issued a health advisory after test samples from the water at the park showed bacterial levels to be at 90 colonies per 100 milliliters, which is a poor grade. As a result, everyone is advised to avoid swimming at the park until further notice. The high bacterial levels are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational use, high surf and high tides, or runoff following heavy rains, the health department said.
Phil Foster Park, located at the foot of the west end of the Blue Herron bridge, is a popular spot for diving and swimming.