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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2015

DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has lifted the swimming advisory issued earlier this week for a small section of Edisto Beach, the agency announced today.

"Bacteria levels have returned to normal," said David Payne of DHEC's Lowcountry Environmental Quality Control office in Beaufort. "The affected area included 200 feet above and below the beach access at Atlantic Street. Normal activity can resume in this area."

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Lowcountry EQC office in Beaufort at (843) 846-1030 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage at:


Jim Beasley
Public Information Director