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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 10, 2010

DHEC issues swimming advisory for Colleton County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A swimming advisory has been issued for a section of beach in Colleton County, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

“The affected area includes the stretch of beach from Edisto Street south to Ebb Tide Street,” said David Payne of DHEC’s Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office, which serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. “High bacteria levels have been detected in this section of the beach, and swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal.”

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC’s Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office at (843) 846-1030 or visit DHEC’s beach monitoring webpage at: http://www.scdhec.gov/beach.

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For more information:
Adam Myrick (803) 898-3884
E-mail myrickar@dhec.sc.gov
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