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July 27, 2012

DHEC lifts swimming advisory

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The swimming advisory issued earlier this week for a section of beach near Garden City has been lifted, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

Water samples indicate bacteria amounts in the ocean at Azalea Avenue have returned to acceptable levels.

For more information about beach water quality, see DHEC’s web page at:


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