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Aug. 12, 2010

Swimming advisory lifted for Edisto Beach

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The swimming advisory issued on Aug. 10 for a section of Edisto Beach has ended, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

"The most recent test results from samples were within acceptable limits," said David Payne of DHEC's Region 8 Environmental Quality Control office, which serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. "We'll continue to sample the ocean water at least once a week until the middle of October."

For more information about beach water quality, call DHEC's Region 8 EQC office at (843) 846-1030 or visit DHEC's beach monitoring webpage at:


For more information:
Adam Myrick – (803) 898-3884
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