Beaches throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties remain under swimming advisories that went into effect yesterday.
According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s njbeaches.org, 19 beaches had swimming advisories yesterday due to water samples exceeding a water quality standard.
14 beaches at the Jersey Shore exceed the maximum acceptable level today.
According to the Ocean County Health Department, the standard for the acceptable level of enterococcus, a bacteria found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals that can cause urinary tract infections, bacteremia, bacterial endocarditis, diverticulitis, and meningitis, is 104 colonies per 100 ml of water.
Today’s swimming advisories are at Philips Avenue in Deal, Laird in Long Branch, East Main in Manasquan, Pavilion in Monmouth Beach, Beachwood Beach in Beachwood, Windward Beach in Brick, Summit in Island Heights, Brooklyn in Lavallette, Anglesea and Wildwood in Ocean Gate, East Beach Station Avenue and West Beach Avon Road in Pine Beach, Hancock in Seaside Heights, and Shelter Cove in Toms River.
None of the beaches are closed. The ocean beach advisories are only in Monmouth County.
Some waterways are typically susceptible to higher bacteria levels after rainfall and associated storm runoff.
Beachwood Beach and West Beach at Avon Road were ranked among the 10 worst beaches for water pollution in New Jersey back in 2014.