2 areas still not meeting water quality standards after new tests
The good news is that three areas previously flagged on Shem Creek for high levels of bacteria have been cleared for swimming after a Wednesday water quality test by the Charleston Waterkeeper.
Unfortunately, two of several areas on the report remain "in the red."
Exposure to water is still discouraged at Brittlebank Park and James Island Creek (test site 2).
A check last week of several sites in Charleston County revealed high levels of enterococcus bacteria at 10 locations. Shem Creek was the most heavily impacted with all three test sites failing the test and showing high levels of bacteria that could indicate the presence of fecal matter.
To view all Charleston Water Keeper monitored areas on a map, CLICK HERE.
** All data is collected and generated under a DHEC approved Quality Assurance Project Plan. Samples are analyzed at the College of Charleston’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences’s Hydrochemistry Research Laboratory which is certified by DHEC to test for Enterococcus bacteria.