By Submitted Story on September 8, 2022
NC Dept of Environmental Quality has lifted the advisory against swimming today (9/8/22) at the public beach access of East Martin Street in KDH.
The advisory was lifted because water testing shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.
The advisory was posted on Aug. 24 for an area at the public beach access at East Martin Street in Kill Devil Hills. This site showed a monthly average of the bacteria enterococci above the EPA-mandated level of 35 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, the standard for high-use sites. Subsequent testing of water samples collected at this site found that bacteria levels have fallen below this standard.