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Sanibel Causeway swimming advisory lifted

Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 07:31:56-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The water along the Sanibel Causeway is now safe for swimming, according to the Florida Department of Health.

They lifted the no swim advisory on Tuesday.

Last week, they said the levels of Enterococcus bacteria in the water was too high and they recommended people to stay out.

Test results from samples taken Monday showed the levels were back down and safe.

Enterococcus bacteria normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals. The presence of an elevated concentration of these bacteria is an indicator of pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife or sewage.